Mental Illness Awareness Week

About MIAW

In 1990, the U.S. Congress established the first full week of October as Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW) in recognition of NAMI's efforts to raise mental illness awareness. Since then, mental health advocates across the country have joined with others in their communities to sponsor activities, large or small, for public education about mental illness.

In 2019, MIAW takes place Oct. 6-12. NAMI will promote the WhyCare? campaign throughout all awareness events, including MIAW.

Access resources, graphics, messaging and other resources for MIAW.

As a NAMI leader, you play a significant role in growing the movement. Here are some resources for NAMI Affiliates and State Organizations to use to make MIAW successful.

2019 Resources: 

2018 Resources: