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MARQUETTE - The 11th Annual U.P. Recovery Conference was held in Marquette today.
It brings together people with mental illnesses, substance abuse problems, caregivers and experts in the field. Battling addiction and learning how to communicate with medical professionals were some of the topics covered. The conference Chairperson Fran Mackay says the conference helps a variety of people.
"It helps people understand their mental illness and get help. And it also reaches out to the community and lets them know that it's not so scary to be with somebody that has a mental illness . . . that they can lead a life and you may not know they even have one," she said.
The recovery conference is possible thanks to a grant from Northcare Network.