Mental Health Awareness Week – October 6 – 12, 2013
Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW) doesn’t just help educate the public about the truths and myths surrounding mental illness… or what the warning signs of suicide are…or how the cruel sting of stigma keeps many from getting treatment that can be life changing. MIAW also promotes resources for those who are struggling with mental illness or love someone with a disorder. Such outreach offers support, healing, information and empowerment. And perhaps more important is that duringMental Illness Awareness Week action programs are offered, like free mental health screenings.