Mental Illness Awareness Week
In 1990, the U.S. Congress established the first week of October as Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW). in recognition of NAMI's outreach efforts.
Since then, all levels of NAMI ––national, state and local–– have conducted public education campaigns in unison.
NAMI Mercer is focusing on several activities this week, all of which are open to the public:
Panel Discussion on Ministering to Families Affected by Mental Illness, Princeton Theological Seminary, Oct. 9, 12:30 to 1:30 pm
In Our Own Voice Presentation, Lawrence Public Library, Oct. 10, 5:00 to 6:30 pm
"De Familia a Familia" (Family to Family) and "Compartiendo la Esperanza" (Sharing Hope)l
Thursday, Oct. 11, 11:30 am
Luncheon for leaders in the Latino community to discuss NAMI's education and support programs for Spanish-speaking individuals and families affected by mental illness. At the NAMI Mercer Center, 3371 Brunswick Pike, Suite 124, Lawrenceville. If you are interested in attending, contact Jenn Antinoro at email@example.com or 609-799-8994. To reply in Spanish, call Liliana Attar at 609-895-2981.
Forum on Stigma, Trenton Psychiatric Hospital, Oct. 12, 1:00 to 4:00 pm. Registration required.
See complete details here.
For more MIAW information and ideas, go here.
|NAMI Mercer participates in national programs related to mental health advocacy.