The next Upper Peninsula rural health town hall will broadcast live tonight. This month the program is expected to talk about a popular topic that affects a large amount of people…mental health. One of the program’s leaders, Steven Elmer from the Michigan Tech University Department of Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology, says that breaking down stigmas and introducing the topic to the communities of the Upper Peninsula can be difficult. And discussing how mental health and well being affect different populations and demographics can open opportunities for genuine conversations around the topic.
“And about 50% of U.S. adults, during their life time, will deal with a mental health issue. So, really the purpose of the town hall is to increase awareness in general. What it is. And then importantly, on the well being side, how can we cope. Or how can we manage it in our day-to-day lives.” – Steven Elmer, Associate Professor, MTU Department of Kinesiology and Integrated Physiology
Tonight’s broadcast of the U. P. Rural Health Town Hall can be heard on97.7 The Wolf. Or tune in to the program online, through a facebook live link. If you miss this evening’s 7 pm talk, the program will be re broadcasted on ABC 10 UP this Sunday, at 12, noon. Learn about mental health and breaking down the stigma, tonight.