St. Louis County is seeking volunteers to serve on its mental health advisory council for the southern half of the county.

Volunteers should be from Duluth and the surrounding area in southern St. Louis County.

Those who serve on the council are responsible for making recommendations and identifying resources regarding mental health services for children and adults to St. Louis County Public Health and Human Services, according to a news release from the county.

The county formed two mental health councils in 2020 with the goal of bringing various perspectives together in order to improve services in the county.

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According to the county, ideal candidates include people with professional training in mental health or anyone who has faced challenges with mental health, whether their own or with a loved one. Those who serve in the council are asked to commit to two years.

The application deadline is Dec. 17. The group meets from 4:30-6 p.m. the third Thursday of each month. To learn more and apply, visit stlouiscountymn.gov/departments-a-z/public-health-human-services/boards-committees/st-louis-county-mental-health-local-advisory-council-lac.