Oct. 6-12 is Mental Illness Awareness Week.

    NAMI Minnesota, in collaboration with its local affiliates, the Make-it-OK campaign, and area mental health centers, will host more than 15 "Community Conversations on Mental Health" around the state this fall, including in Crookston, to get people talking about mental health and how to better address the needs of children and adults living with mental illnesses and their families.

    A Community Conversation on Mental Health will be held in Crookston on Monday, Oct. 7, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Prairie Room of Sargeant Student Center at the U of M Crookston.

    Mental Illness Awareness Week is Oct. 6-12.

    The Community Conversations include a speaker sharing their personal story about living with mental illness and recovery or a presentation on mental illness awareness, followed by a community conversation with attendees.

    For more information contact Dara at 651 645-2948 ext. 117, or visit makeitok.org or namihelps.org.