Highlight the National Anti-Stigma Campaign during Mental Illness Awareness Week

Sunday, October 7, 2007- Saturday, October 13, 2007
Location: Nationwide

What is Mental Illness Awareness Week?

Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW) is an annual observance, created by a presidential proclamation in 1986 to recognize "the urgent need to educate the American public about mental illnesses and their treatments," and in recognition of the National Alliance on Mental Illness' efforts to raise mental illness awareness. MIAW activities will be held across the country from October 7-13, 2007. During this week, millions of Americans will honor the challenges of mental illness, as well as celebrate the recoveries they or their loved ones have embraced.

To spread the word about the NASC, order free materials from SAMHSA's National Mental Health Information Center (NMHIC).  Due to shipping delays, contact NMHIC as soon as possible.  If you are interested in ordering fewer than 100 copies of any material, please call NMHIC at 1-800-789-2647.  If you would like to receive more than 100 copies of any material, please fax a request on your letterhead to 1-240-221-4295.  Make sure to note the reason for your large order and let NMHIC know that you need the material by October 7th.  Please keep in mind that orders may take several weeks to arrive.

Please contact the NASC Liaison, America Doria-Medina or Elizabeth Edgar if you have any questions or need assistance.