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This “Shouts from the Stands” submission comes from Cora Mack:

October 1-7, 2017 is Mental Illness Awareness week. Learning about mental health is an important first step. Millions of Americans, including adolescents, teens and young adults, are affected by some type of mental illness every year. Educate yourself on the facts. Recognize the common warning signs. Start the conversation. Learn what to say, what to do. Spread the…