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First mental health fair deemed a success


June 6, 2018

There was something for all ages at the first mental health fair held on May 30 in Chinook. Public Health staffers helped youngsters at the fair make "stress relief bottles" during the fair. The kids made bottles for everyone, including adults, who wanted one. The bottles provide a way for users to move their focus from stressors to the colorful bottles filled with glitter, liquid and cooking oil.

Organizers of the recent mental health fair in Chinook were pleased with the number of locals who came to the event held on May 30. A number of local groups shared information about the mental health services they offer. The first ever mental health fair for Chinook was coordinated by the Local Advisory Council (LAC) on Mental Health in Blaine County. Plans are to make it an annual event each May during Mental Health Awareness Month.

The focus was on "integrated health care"

The focus of the fair was to showcase local efforts to provide integrated health care-an approach to health care that...

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