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Thursday, October 8, 2015

"KING OF PRUSSIA, PA--(Marketwired - October 07, 2015) - The image of staid psychiatrists trying their best to help their patients find a solution to their mental health concerns without the benefit of the latest technology is becoming as outdated as the slide rule. Mental Illness Awareness Week Oct. 4-10 and World Mental Health Day on Oct. 10 provide important opportunities to share the latest about advancements revolutionizing patient care."

Mental Illness Awareness Week declared in Manitowoc

 "The National Alliance on Mental Illness held a candlelight vigil at Lakeshore United Methodist Church Monday, Oct. 5, to kick off the week. Barbara Stohl, LCSW of Phoenix Behavioral Health, spoke on “Mindfulness.”

This is Mental Illness Awareness Week

"In 1990, the U.S. Congress established the first full week of October as Mental Illness Awareness Week in recognition of the National Alliance on Mental Illness’s efforts to raise mental illness awareness.

This year, the theme is “I am Stigma Free.” Being stigma free means learning about and educating others on mental illness, focusing on connecting with people to see each other as individuals and not a diagnosis, and most importantly, taking action on mental health issues."

During the first full week of October, NAMI and participants across the country are bringing awareness to mental illness. Each year we fight stigma, provide support, educate the public and advocate for equal care. Each year, the movement grows stronger.

We believe that these issues are important to address year round, but highlighting these issues during Mental Illness Awareness Week provides a time for people to come together and display the passion and strength of those working to improve the lives of the tens of millions of Americans affected by mental illness.

If you or someone you know may need a mental health assessment, anonymous online tools are available. Learn more and help yourself or someone you care about."

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