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News to Know
May is Mental Health Awareness Month! You can check out all the events here.
There are lots of things going on at NAMI Southeast Minnesota and in the community. Click here to check out our upcoming events.
Earlier this year, Katherine, Ashleigh and Raiven, three Girl Scouts of Minnesota River Valleys, shared a project they were leading called "Thinking Outside the Art Box." Their goal is to help people cope with the challenges that limit everyday life such as depression, grief, ADHD and limiting physical disorders. Many studies show that art can improve mental health, regardless of the existence of a mental illness. The ladies contacted NAMI, wondering if we would be a site for an Art Box, and we quickly agreed! We decided we needed a fun event to explore the healing power of art during Mental Health Awareness Month, so the Art Pop-Up was born. Join us on Wednesday, May 16 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at 125 Live for the first Art Pop-Up. Please note: you DO NOT have to be an artist to attend! You don't even have to do art while there. Click on the picture above to download a flyer.
We are excited to unveil GETTING REAL, our newest educational offering. Every quarter, we will explore a topic relating to mental health that is generating a lot of buzz. This is an opportunity to hear from experts on the topic and ask the REAL questions on your mind. The more we talk about mental health, the more we understand. Our first topic is definitely on the minds of many; please join us for Getting Real About Mental Health and Violence on Wednesday, May 23 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Rochester Public Library. Click on the picture above to get more information and download an event flyer.