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?”
In 2010 Wilder surveyed Anoka County
residents about their attitudes and beliefs about mental health.
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."
"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 >