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Mental Illness Awareness Week

October 4 @ 8:00 am - October 8 @ 5:00 pm

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has designated October 3rd- October 10th as Mental Illness Awareness Week

Each year, millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental health condition. However, mental illness affects everyone directly or indirectly through family, friends or coworkers. That is why each year, during the first week of October, NAMI and participants across the country raise awareness of mental illness, fight discrimination and provide support through Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW).

NAMI believes that mental health conditions are important to discuss year-round, but highlighting them during MIAW provides a dedicated time for mental health advocates across the country to come together as one unified voice. Since 1990, when Congress officially established the first full week of October as MIAW, advocates have worked together to sponsor activities, large or small, to educate the public about mental illness.

This year’s MIAW is centered around our new awareness campaign, “Together for Mental Health,” where we will focus on the importance of advocating for better care for people with serious mental illness (SMI). Each day throughout the week, we will be raising the voices of people with lived experience to talk about SMI and the need for improved crisis response and mental health care.

For more information go to the NAMI at

To honor this week, the Center will have daily questions or activities to bring awareness to mental health. They include:

Monday- What are some of the misconceptions you have heard about mental health?
Tuesday- Support myself and others- make a self compassion card- one for you and one for a friend
Wednesday– Where can I get help/ How can I advocate for the center?
Thursday– Engage in self care- sugar scrub, transcend app



October 4 @ 8:00 am
October 8 @ 5:00 pm


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Highlands Ranch, CO 80129
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