Friday, September 21, 2007

Mental Illness Awareness Week

It is better to light a single candle than to curse the darkness.

Wild cheers go out to Dolorosa Journal for pointing out, well in advance of the day, or in this case, the week, that October 7-13 will be Mental Illness Awareness week.

Tuesday, October 9, will be the National Day of Prayer for Mental Illness Recovery and Understanding. On that day, if your community does not sponsor something specific to raise awareness of the plight of mental illness, stop by your local house of worship to pray, light a candle, and lift up the pain in your life caused by mental illness to our God, who always hears us.

Online resources include NAMI, The National Alliance on Mental Illness, Hope to Healing, founded by Sr. Ann Catherine Veierstahler and Mental Health Ministries, founded by a Methodist minister who has also suffered from depression.

2 comments:

Mrs Jackie Parkes MJ said...

Wonderful!

Jennifer said...

Thanks for pointing this out...I marked it down on my calendar so I won't forget.

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