Mental Illness Awareness Week

Oct 08

In 1990, the U.S. Congress established the first full week of October as Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW) in recognition of NAMI’s efforts to raise mental illness awareness. Since then, mental health advocates across the country have joined with others in their communities to sponsor activities, large or small, for public education about mental illness.

CvilleNAMI hasn’t planned anything this year, but our NAMI affiliate, NAMI-WCI, is hosting the NAMI Fall Classic 2 & 4 Mile Walk/run for Mental Illness Advocacy on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 2:00 pm, 800 Golfview Road, Lafayette, IN.

Next year, we should plan on doing something during Mental Illness Awareness Week. Maybe we can work on organizing a special event in the community to raise awareness — perhaps host NAMI In Our Own Voice and invite the community.

Let’s start thinking about and discussing ideas.

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