Mental Illness Awareness Week on October, 2017: Is there a nationalinternation mental health day?
Mental Illness Awareness Week 2017.
Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW) is a national observance that was designated by the United States Congress and U.S. President in response to the increasing incidence of mental illness. It takes place during the first week in October. This week coincides with October 10th – World Mental Health Day. In addition to the U.S., Mental Illness Awareness Week is celebrated in Canada and Israel.
Google: "Mental Illness Awareness Week" and "World Mental Health Day" for more information.
Hope this helps.
How can one raise awareness about mental illnesses?
You are right, there is still a lot of stigma but it is getting better. NAMI, the National Alliance for Mental Illness, helps people living with mental illness and their families. Look them up at the website below, they probably have a location near you, where you can get information and meet other families who can tell you what helps.
When my husband was diagnosed with schizophrenia, I took a free class with NAMI that was called Family2Family. It met once a week for twelve weeks and taught me a lot about his illness, medications and treatment, and how to take care of him as well as myself. If you want to contribute, I am sure they would be grateful for donors and/or volunteers!
Did you know that Sept. 30 - Oct. 6 is Mental Illness Awareness Week?
Yes, I'll put it on my calendar as such. Thanks for the heads up.