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The recent deaths of several young people at their own hands brought discussions of mental health to the forefront for communities in west central Minnesota. The upcoming walk/run in Willmar sponsored by Kandiyohi County Family Services to mark Mental Health Awareness Month is viewed by organizers as an opportunity to talk about physical fitness as part of good mental health and to bring community members together for a common cause. (Tribune file photo)

Upcoming 5K walk/run in Willmar carries message of good mental health


WILLMAR -- After several young people took their lives this spring, there were open discussions about mental health in community schools and around dinner tables.

And while communication is a vital part of good mental health, an event next week will put some legs under the words to carry the message even further.

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Carolyn Lange
A reporter for more than 30 years, Carolyn Lange covers county government and regional news with the West Central Tribune.
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