ST. CLOUD - You can learn more about mental illness, during a free discussion tomorrow (Tuesday) night.

The National Alliance of Mental Illness - St. Cloud is hosting the "Community Conversation" at 7:00 p.m. at the Whitney Senior Center in St. Cloud. 

Lori Longwill be talking about her diagnosis, and how she's coping with the illness.  She says there's a lot of misconceptions about the disease.

Long says acceptance of people with mental illness is happening too slowly.

Long says she's been dealing with mental health issues for several years.  She says it's been difficult for some of her friends to understand what she's been going through.

Tomorrow night's event is free and open to everyone.