mentalhealthWe live in a world that is sometimes difficult to live in. As a college student that difficulty is confounded by the barriers and struggles that ail us in our pursuit of a college degree.  And as much as we like to try, we cannot self-care problematic structures and inadequate systems away. We can however learn ways to take action for ourselves and others. And so LeadMN, in partnership with over 1000 brands, nonprofits, cultural leaders and government agencies, is proud to be a partner in the first-ever Mental Health Action Day on Thursday, May 20th. Our mission is to inspire people to talk about their lived experience, destigmatize issues not always discussed openly, and galvanize a movement to drive significant cultural, political, and policy changes --Mental Health Action Day will lift the conversation from awareness to action and provide the tangible tools we all need to take that first step for ourselves, for our loved ones, and for our community. An unprecedented challenge requires an out-of-the-box approach. We are calling on colleges and universities across Minnesota to rally together in support of taking the first step to getting help. /p>

This Thursday, we partner with NAMI to host a conversation around Mental health wellness and ways we can take action. After which we will watch a movie that discusses the nuances of mental illness. Follow our social media to see all the ways you can take action this week. If you can, take some time to stop, smell the roses (except if you are allergic to pollen, smell some other pleasant scents instead!) and dance in the rain.