Mental Illness Awareness Week aims to cure stigma

NAMI office in Bowling Green.

(Submitted by the National Alliance on Mental Illness)

Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW) launches on the first full week in October. Oct. 7 through 13 serves as a crucial time where the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and other mental health advocates raise awareness of mental illness.

In particular, NAMI Wood County will be partnering with Wood County Libraries for this year’s MIAW by providing fun bookmarks with MIAW information.

The theme for this year’s MIAW is “CureStigma” for all awareness events. Help spread the event through support and advocacy activities like World Mental Health Day on the 10, National Depression Screening Day on the 11 and feel free to tag your social media posts with #CureStigma and #MIAW.

Learn more about Mental Illness Awareness Week and find links to social media graphics for #CureStigma at www.nami.org/miaw.

See if you have the virus and take the CureStigma Quiz at  https://www.curestigma.org/.

For more information about local resources, call (419) 352-0626, email info@namiwoodcounty.org, or visit our Facebook page @namiwoodcounty.

For information on every active NAMI chapter, visit www.nami.org.

To see what other organizations are doing for MIAW, check out the links below:

The World Federation for Mental Health and ‘Young People and Mental Health in a Changing World’:

Visit:  https://wfmh.global/world-mental-health-day-2018/.

Take a screening for National Depression Screening Day at https://mentalhealthscreening.org/programs/community/ndsd.aspx.

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