A Hmong student organization at U-W-Stout is hoping to educate people about the difficulties of mental illness in their community. The Hmong Stout Student Organization made mental health the theme of its annual Educational Conference this past weekend. Those attending the conference participated in workshops and heard guest speakers who highlighted mental health barriers in the Hmong community. Speakers touched on how cultural differences often lead to difficulties for Hmong community members when it comes to coping with mental illness.