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Mental health awareness events in North Central Wisconsin

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(WAOW) -- Schools across our area are holding mental health seminars.

Mid-April, the D.C. Everest School District held an all day wellness day aimed at teaching kids not just how to help themselves but their friends as well.

They had small and large group sessions, learning tips about anxiety and self care.

Even bringing in renowned speaker Kevin Hines -- who survived a suicide attempt more than two decades ago.

"People all over the world who have survived attempts of suicide of all means, recount having the same instant regret that I had," Hines said during his speech. "Because you recognize in that moment that things could get better some day."

They aren't the only ones holding seminars.

Mosinee High School is hosting a Mental Health Awareness Day on Apr. 28 from 4:30 until 7:30 p.m. There will be free child care available.

Merrill is hosting a Raise Your Voice For Mental Health Walk on May 1 at the MARC at 1 p.m.

There will also be a Community Mental Health Night at SPASH on May 10 from 5 p.m. until 7 :30 p.m.  There will also be free childcare from 5:30 until 6:30 p.m.

All of those events are open to students, families and the community.

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