This week The State of Minnesota is celebrating national public health week. 

 Monday: Behavioral Health

 Why should I care?

About one in every five U.S. adults — or more than 43 million people — experience mental illness in a given year. And one in five youth ages 13 to 18 experiences a severe mental disorder at some point in their lives. Mental illness is associated with billions of dollars in care and lost productivity each year.

To learn more about national public health week please visit:

Check out the Plaindealer website every day this week for a new blurb about the topic of the day.