Recognizing Mental Health
Mental Illness Awareness Week Through Oct. 10
October 7, 2020
Each year, millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental health condition.
In honor of Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW) on Oct. 4-10, 2020, people across the country are helping others to gain a better understanding of mental illness by raising their voices of lived experiences regarding some of the conditions and symptoms that are most misunderstood.
Since 1990, when Congress officially established the first full week of October as MIAW, advocates have worked together to sponsor activities, large and small, to educate the public about mental illness.
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