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Mental health training day held at Viterbo

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WXOW) – May is Mental Health Awareness Month.

As part of that a mental health first aid training day was held on Wednesday at Viterbo’s Fine Arts Center.

More than 150 people participated and those participants rotated between four rooms learning about how to deal with mental health issues as part of La Crosse’s ‘Better Together’ program. That program is designed to tackle mental health problems in our area.

Organizers hope that participants are able to normalize conversations about mental health following this training, “We realize that there is a connection between our brain and body,” said project coordinator Bethany Thier. “The brain is not separate, the body does not treat it like that so dealing with stress dealing with those underpinnings of how we feel from day to day is far as mental health is concerned is just as important as going to your doctor and getting a physical health check-up,” said Thier.

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Travis Judell

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