Mental Health event held in La Crosse

Bringing mind and body together… brought people to downtown La Crosse Thursday.

The ‘WellMe’ Minds Matter event gave area residents the chance to get free mental health screenings.

Signs and symptoms of chronic pain… post-traumatic stress disorder… and insomnia were some of the topics.

Organizers say taking care of mental health is part of the health care puzzle.

“So this is a good opportunity for us to show how we can focus on ourselves mentally and also physically, because if you don’t take care of yourself inside, you’re not going to be able to be healthy on the outside,” said Alanna Artz, Communication Specialist with Mayo Clinic Health System.

This is the first year of the event.