Mental Health Awareness Month with Wellness in the Wood, Crisis Line

Mental Health Awareness Month with Wellness in the Wood, Crisis Line

May 28, 2021 News News -- KKIN-KFGI-KLKS-WWWI 0

By Paul Vold kkinradio@embarqmail.com (5/28/21)

(Aitkin, MN) — Mental Health Awareness Month may be coming to a close this holiday weekend but taking care of your mind is just as essential as taking care of your body. We recently spoke with mental health advocates from Wellness in the Woods and the Crisis Line, who serve the Brainerd Lakes area and Northland, on how the past year and beyond has shaped overall awareness of mental health. 

Jode Freyholtz-London, Executive Director for Wellness in the Woods, spoke about the adjustments of in-person interaction that switched to a virtual format while still maintaining a personal connection.

Freyholtz-London also mentioned the Aitkin County’s Local Mental Health Advisory Council (LAC) serves a wide-range of residents from all walks of life.

Mary Marana of the Crisis Line and Referral Service referenced the cases from the previous year, which was eerily similar to the State’s, in regards to suicides and other cases of abuse.

The 24-hour phone line serves as an outlet for those who wish to reach out for mental health assistance and help break the stigma that goes along with it.

Much information from the Wellness in the Woods and the Crisis Line can be found with this story. Our full conversation with Jode Freyholtz-London and Mary Marana can also be found here:

Jode Freyholtz-London, Wellness in the Woods
Mary Marana, Crisis Line