There is an 80-90% recovery rate with proper treatment.

The campaign has succeeded in raising awareness of the importance of mental wellness in the county. The MWCAC has:

  • Partnered to provide mental wellness messages in backpacks for children
  • Participated in the Anoka County Fair
  • Developed educational presentations on depression, the elderly, and school-aged children
  • Provided public education displays during Mental Health Awareness month
  • Participated in Mental Health Day on the Hill in St. Paul
  • Sponsored a 5K run
  • Enhanced media relations resulting in numerous articles and newscasts
  • Participated in forums involving faith communities
  • Developed a survey to assess community attitudes about mental health
  • Participated in NAMI’s Walk for Mental Wellness
  • Holds annual 5K walks for Mental Wellness
  • Helped sponsor Let’s Talk About It – Anoka County, a discussion of mental health needs in schools
  • Produced a DVD called “Faces – Unmasking Mental Illness”
  • Erected a billboard poster about erasing the stigma of mental illness


Depression is the most common type of mental illness