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In 2014 the Mental Wellness Campaign for Anoka County (MWCAC) was interested in learning how to promote resilience and recovery for people in our community who have experienced traumatic events.  The MWCAC wanted to know; “what can we all do to support people who have experienced trauma and promote resilience?”

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Wilder Survey

In 2010 Wilder surveyed Anoka County residents about their attitudes and beliefs about mental health.

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The Mental Wellness Campaign for Anoka County (MWCAC) is a non-profit organization designed and created to erase the stigma of mental illness. Our mission is to promote increased public awareness, understanding and acceptance of mental health care. Our purpose is to reach out to the entire community with the message, “Mental Health is as important as Physical Health."

Mental Wellness Campaign for Anoka County 10 Year Celebration and Fundraiser

Support the Mental Wellness Campaign for Anoka County and join us for happy hour with Janet Muth! HAPPY HOUR, a course designed to teach YOU the skills to flourish. Happy Hour is rooted in the science of positive psychology and covers the following topics: positive emotions, neuroplasticity, learned optimism, gratitude, character strengths, engagement, meaning and purpose and positive relationships.

You will also learn about a plan to bring a new Happy Hour Program to Anoka County. Happy Hour is 10 one-hour workshop rooted in positive psychology. Just like exercise and eating is good for your physical health, there are things you can do that are good for your mental health and your life at home, work and in the community.

Tickets include appetizers, fun activities and speaker Janet Muth, Carleton College, "Taking Back Happy Hour"

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A Presentation Highlighting the Past 10 years of the MWCAC



 






 

"In the end, we're all hiding beneath a mask of one kind or another. With our disguise and our protection, too, we may think we're all alone, but we're everywhere. We're online, in the class, down the hall, at the mall, or even just down the street." -excerpt from Faces: Unmasking Mental Illness, a 35-minute film that was made in partnership of Spring Lake Park High School, Riverwind Crisis Services and MWCAC. Watch the entire film:

 

Click here for the discussion guide that goes along with the film.

The MWCAC has succeeded in raising awareness of the importance of mental wellness in the county. READ MORE >

Help shape the future for our community by joining the Mental Wellness Campaign for Anoka County. READ MORE >