Health Notes: Eating disorders, St. Louis County nominations and mental health day – Duluth News Tribune

February 17, 2020




It’s Tuesday Night at the Movies next week when Northland Healthy Minds presents the documentary “Embrace,” which seeks to raise awareness about eating disorders and body images.

The first-time event comes during National Eating Disorders Awareness Week and highlights the fact that eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness, according to an announcement from the organization.

The screening will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 25 in Chem 200 on the University of Minnesota Duluth campus. Here’s how to get there: Park in UMD Lot A, enter the main doors of the Marshall W. Alworth Planetarium and follow signs to Chem 200.

The screening will be followed by a discussion led by eating disorders specialist Carolyn Phelps.

  • St. Louis County Public Health is seeking nominations to recognize individuals who have made significant efforts to improve the health of residents or communities. The Public Health Achievement Awards will be presented during the April 14 St. Louis County Board meeting. The deadline to submit nominations is March 11. More information, including a nomination form and instructions, is available online at stlouiscountymn.gov/phaward or by calling 218-725-5210.

  • Free busing from the Northland is being provided for people wishing to participate in Mental Health Day at the Minnesota State Capitol on March 12. Pickup sites include Virginia, Duluth and Cloquet. For a bus schedule and seat reservations, go to namimn.org or contact National Alliance on Mental Illness Minnesota at 651-645-2948 or 888-626-4435.

Compiled by John Lundy