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Make It OK
Understanding the touchy subject of mental illnesses and how to stop the silence
January 21, 2014, 12:00 to 2:00PM. Wilder Center, Saint Paul. One in four Americans experience a mental illness each year. Yet, most people live with the symptoms for 10 years before seeking treatment, largely due to the stigma. Mental illness is a touchy subject, creating voids in conversation. In this forum, participants will hear stories of heroes, engage in a discussion about the stigma surrounding mental illnesses and learn how to reduce the stigma. It’s time stop the silence and Make It OK. Download a flyer. Read more. Register now.
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From the Chair 2013
Experiencing the Season
The holiday season is all about traditions, experiences, memories and celebration. Older adults are creating wonderful new traditions and opportunities to engage. [ more ]
Comments from Evolve Grads
Add your comments about Evolve (ALVA)
This is a place for Evolve grads to add their comments and thoughts about the class. [ more ]
From the Chair 2012
Reflections on My Experience as Chair
My role as chair of the Vital Aging Network came to an end on December 31, 2012. In this article, I want to reflect on some of the Vital Aging Network's accomplishments and challenges. I'm glad to have served, grateful for the contributions of many . . [ more ]