Mental Health Ministries

October Mental Illness Awareness Week

Occurs during the first full week of October

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NAMI FaithNet Mental Illness Awareness Week Toolkit

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NAMI FaithNet Mental Illness Awareness Week ToolkitMental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW) is NAMI’s premiere public education and community outreach activity. Held each year during the first full week of October, NAMI affiliates across the country sponsor events to promote mental illness awareness, put an end to stigma and advocate for support for treatment and recovery.

Mental Illness Awareness Week

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Mental Illness Awareness WeekIn 1990, the U.S. Congress established the first week of October as Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW). The goal is to end the stigma associated with mental illness and to ensure better understanding and access to diagnosis and treatment.

National Day of Prayer for Mental Illness Recovery and Understanding

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National Day of Prayer for Mental Illness Recovery & UnderstandingThe National Day of Prayer for Mental Illness Recovery and Understanding has been designated as the Tuesday of Mental Illness Awareness Week which is first week in October of each year. Mental illness networks and faith leaders are urged to work together so that they may recognize and prepare for this day in a way that works best for each faith community.

National Day of Prayer Sermon Starters

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Naitonal Day of Prayer Sermon StartersThese scripture citations and Sermon Starters are part of the Resource Guide that accompanies the DVD, Mental Health Mission Moments. The DVD and Resource Guide are available for $14.95.

What You Need to Know About Mental Illness

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What You Need to Know About Mental Illness16 startling facts about mental illness.