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The National Alliance on Mental Illness's Minnesota organization will host a class focusing on depression in older adults at the Savage Public Library on Jan. 22 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. 

The class, entitled "Gray Matters," will discuss topics ranging from risk factors, warning signs and stigmas associated with treatment, recovery and resources, according to a release from NAMI Minnesota. 

The class is best suited for individuals who work with older adults in assisted living, day programs, health clinics and a variety of other settings, according to NAMI's website. 

"Depression is not a normal part of aging," the class description reads.

NAMI is a Virginia-based nonprofit that describes itself as a national advocacy group that offers education on different aspects of mental illness and pushes for public policies to improve mental health.

Five different classes make up NAMI's "Gray Matters" educational program, including others on anxiety and substance use.

More information can be found at 951-440-2733 or namimn.org

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