Mental Illness Awareness Week – Oct. 7-13, 2012
Mental Illness Awareness Week 2012 is Oct. 7th – 13th. In 1990, the U.S. Congress established the first full week of October as Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW) in recognition of the National Alliance on Mental Illness’s (NAMI) efforts to raise mental illness awareness. Since 1990, mental health advocates across the country have joined together during the first full week of October in sponsoring many kinds of activities.
MIAW has become a NAMI tradition. It presents an opportunity to all NAMI state organizations and affiliates across the country to work together in communities to achieve the NAMI mission through outreach, education and advocacy. The National Alliance on Mental Illness has resources and information on mental illness as well as ideas on promoting the Awareness Week.
More information at: http://bit.ly/RLeGPG