Mental Illness Awareness Week: October 6-12, 2019
Each year, millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental health condition. In honor of Mental Illness Awareness Week on October 6-12, 2019, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and participants across the country are raising awareness of mental illness and dispelling myths. Although many people today understand that mental illness is a medical condition, there remains too much discrimination and stigma surrounding mental health conditions.
We believe that mental health conditions are important to discuss year-round, but highlighting them during Mental Illness Awareness Week provides a dedicated time for mental health advocates across the country to come together as one unified voice.
NAMI offers information about mental illness conditions, symptoms, and treatment at www.nami.org or through the HelpLine at 800-950-NAMI (6264). Learn more about Mental Illness Awareness Week at www.nami.org/miaw.