Winona Public Library unveils teen mental health mural to mark anniversary

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WINONA, Minn. (WKBT) — The Winona Public Library celebrated the 100th anniversary of its Youth Services Department Thursday with an open house and unveiling of its long-awaited teen mental health mural project.

Three talented groups of teens — Our Voices, the WSHS Gender Spectrum Alliance and the Winona Area Learning Center — created the mural with guidance from Sarah Johnson of The Joy Labs and youth librarian Tricia Wehrenberg.

The mural features three panels, each of which portrays a phrase the young artists chose:
• Your Feelings Are Valid
• Let’s All Grow Together
• It’s Okay to Not Be Okay.

The Winona nonprofit Solomon’s Song funded the project.

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