Flash mob raises awareness about mental illness

ST. LOUIS (KSDK) - Dozens of people danced at Kiener Plaza downtown to raise awareness about mental illness Tuesday evening.

The event called "Let's Talk About It" was set to the disco hit "Funkytown." The dancers wanted to show people how social inclusion can fight the stigma against those who live with mental health disorders.

Hundreds of mental health professionals from all over the world are in St. Louis this week to study community-based treatment and recovery for people with mental illness.


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