Mental Illness Awareness Week October 2-8

Mental Illness Awareness Week is run in collaboration with the National Alliance of Mental Illness (N.A.M.I). NAMI’s goals are to raise awareness of mental illnesses, fight discrimination, and provide support through Mental Illness Awareness Week (M.I.A.W.). This has become a dedicated time for mental health advocates across the country to come together as one unified voice. During this week events are held to promote community outreach and public education concerning mental illnesses. Events include art/music events, educational sessions, advertising campaigns, health fairs, prayer services, movie nights, candlelight vigils, and benefit runs.