Will You Wear Green?
By Mariah Smith, YHC Intern, Plymouth State University
Oct. 5-11 is Mental Illness Awareness Week. The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) sponsors this week to recognize mental health concerns and the impact that they have on millions of Americans’ lives each year.
This year’s theme is “It’s Time to Take Action” and on their website they offer lots of resources and ideas to promote and highlight these issues such as: NAMIWalks,
concerts, candlelight vigils, possible daily tweets/Facebook statuses, graphics/print materials, and a resource toolkit available to download.
Join the Green Light Initiative to show support for mental health by lighting up buildings, wearing, or painting your face green to start a conversation and inspire hope.
Share your stories of hope, participate in the NAMIWalk and wear green next week to show your support in creating awareness and recognition for those who are dealing with mental illnesses around the country!
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