Did you know that 1 in 4 Americans are impacted by mental illness? During National Mental Illness Awareness week, from October 6 – 12, NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) is reaching out to those whose lives are touched by mental illnesses with the #IWillListen campaign. This social and video based campaign hopes to encourage people to listen with an open mind and without judgement and raise awareness and support all of those who suffer. Learn more about the campaign by visiting the “I Will Listen” Facebook page and by joining us at the…
National Mental Illness Awareness Week Twitter Party
When: Monday, October 7nd from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. ET
4 (four) winners will each receive a $25 Visa gift card
1 (one) Grand Prize winner will receive a $50 Visa gift card
Planning on joining us? Let us know here by adding your Twitter URL (http://twitter.com/username). An RSVP is not required to participate or to be entered to win.
NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) was established in 1979 and is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organizations. NAMI is dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness by advocating for access to services, treatment, support and research, and community awareness. There are over 1000 NAMI Affiliates across the country.
NAMI-NYC Metro is the largest affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, and New York City’s leading voice on mental illness. NAMI-NYC Metro’s peer-led programs, led by family members and persons with mental illness, made direct contact last year with 16,000 New Yorkers across the city.
Most importantly, NAMI is a safe and non-judgmental community where individuals and families can get support and the tools they need to advocate effectively for themselves or their loved one who is ill.