Mental Illness Awareness Week 2016

Mental Illness Awareness Week

Each year millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental health condition.

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

During Mental Illness Awareness Week on Oct. 2-8, join NAMI in shining a light on mental illness and replacing stigma with hope by taking the #StigmaFree pledge at www.nami.org/stigmafree.

To help spread the word, NAMI's #MIAW pages provide a variety of resources to download, such as flyers, posters and social media graphics. Our resource toolkit contains press releases and other templates to customize within your communities.

We believe that mental health issues are important to address year-round, but highlighting them during #MIAW 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. For National Depression Screening Day on Oct. 6, you can get a free mental health screening at HelpYourselfHelpOthers.org

Help NAMI replace stigma with hope. Learn more about how you can help by taking the pledge to bring understanding and education to others.