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NAMI offers activities to celebrate Children’s Mental Health Week

As part of National Children’s Mental Health Week, from Feb. 1-7, NAMI Minnesota is offering activities for children and parents.

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BEMIDJI --As part of National Children’s Mental Health Week, from Feb. 1-7, NAMI Minnesota is offering activities for children and parents.

The activities include daily readings of children’s books each day from noon to 12:30 p.m., an art contest, mental health and wellness topics for teens and a parent education night on children’s anxiety.

Daily storybooks and readers include:

  • Feb. 2 – Commissioner of Education, Mary Cathryn Ricker reading "Imagine: An Inspirational Story of Calming Strategies for Children" by Elisa Holton Odegard.
  • Feb. 3 – Kare-11’s Gia Vang reading "Lennon Bruce Fire Breather" by Kate Bartlein.
  • Feb. 4 – Congressman Tom Emmer reading "The Princess and the Frog" by Lloyd Jones.
  • Feb. 5 – Carlos Mariani Rosa reading "Escuchando a mi Cuerpo" by Gabi Garcia.
  • Feb. 6 – Melissa Munro Boyd reading from her book "B is for Breathe".
  • Feb. 7 – Lt. Governor Peggy Flanagan reading "Zara’s Big Messy Day" by Rebekah Boruki.

The free meetings can be joined online or by phone on www.namimn.org .

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