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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."

Happy Hour

Happy Hour is a 10 hour workshop series rooted in the field of Positive Psychology. The workshops seek to build both knowledge and skills around how to take care of one’s mental health and wellness on a daily basis. Participants learn about and try different tested exercises every week so that everyone can find a ‘mental health exercise regimen’ that works for them and in their life.  Skills are also highly useful in parenting, teaching, relating to coworkers, and caring for others.

Specific content covered includes: the happiness equation; positive emotions; neuroplasticity; gratitude; learned optimism; character strengths; engagement; meaning; and positive relationships



"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 >