October 02, 2005

Mental Illness Awareness Week

The week of October 5th is National Mental Illness Awareness Week.

For more information go to: www.mentalhealth.samhsa.gov/

The Campaign for the Mind of America is a multi-year effort on many fronts to promote investment in recovery and to prevent the abandonment of yet another generation of Americans with mental illnesses to neglect and hopelessness. The Campaign highlights the need to build a comprehensive, efficient system to screen, evaluate, diagnose and treat mental illnesses at every stage of life.

This year, NAMI (National Alliance for the Mentally Ill) organized a series of walks across the country to raise money and awareness for psychiatric diseases. Thousands of citizens in more than 50 communities throughout the US will join the Campaign for the Mind of America in support of an improved treatment and recovery system for people with diseases of the brain.

For more information or to find the walk closest to you go to: www.nami.org


When is someone going to have an awareness week for people who have to DEAL/FIX/CONTROL/AID/FEED/MEDICATE/TAKE CARE OF persons with Mental Illness? ASK PHILIP A. MARLOWE when he was going to LET SOMEONE know about the SCHIZOPHRENIA? - My thoughts are: It should have been sometime BEFORE the wrist slashing and running in the snow with nothing but pants on.

Posted by: Maria at October 18, 2005 08:06 AM

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