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Mental Illness Awareness Week is October 4-10

Mental Illness Awareness Week is October 4-10. Since 1990, when Congress officially established the first full week of October as Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW), advocates have used this time to educate the public about mental illnesses. The theme of this year’s Mental Illness Awareness Week is, “What People with Mental Illness Want You to Know.” And what do they want you to know and why is this important?

When we hear people’s stories, we better understand the impact of mental illnesses on an individual and their family. We understand the difficulty people face obtaining care and treatment in a timely way. We understand the discrimination people face when their insurance won’t cover the treatment they need, their employer doesn’t understand the accommodations needed or the school doesn’t understand how to support a young person.

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Klobuchar Resolution Honoring Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Passes Senate

Justice Ginsburg, the first woman to lie in state in the U.S. Capitol, will rest on the Lincoln catafalque. The resolution provides use of the catafalque for memorial services honoring the late Justice Ginsburg.

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Ranking Member of the Senate Rules Committee announced that her resolution providing use of the catafalque situated beneath the Capitol Rotunda for memorial services honoring the late Justice Ginsburg, passed in the Senate. This week Speaker Pelosi announced that Justice Ginsburg will lie in state in Statuary Hall. Justice Ginsberg will be the first woman and first Jewish person to lie in state in the U.S. Capitol and only the second Supreme Court Justice to receive this honor in our nation’s history.

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Frandsen Bank & Trust Partners with the Crossing Arts Alliance

During the month of September, Member banks of the Minnesota Bankers Association are encouraged to volunteer within their communities. One of Frandsen Bank & Trusts core values is to support our communities. As such, employee involvement is always high.

As with many other things, this year was tricky due to COVID concerns. Keeping that in mind, Frandsen Bank & Trust employees chose to focus on the kids in our community whom have been especially affected. Partnering with the Crossing Arts Alliance, Frandsen Bank & Trust employees distributed 200 creativity bags to local kids on September 12th.

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