Mental illness affects the fiber of our nation. Don't you feel that we need to address it head on--recognize it is an illness of the brain, which is another one of the organs in our body. The medical community has developed new medications that reduce the emotional and behavioral effect. Therapists focus on ways for the person with the mental illness to help himself.
Stigma blocks many people from getting treatment and services. Mental Illness Awareness Week is a time to reflect upon where we are with accepting mental illness as what it is and resolving to help people with mental illness achieve their goals.
NAMI Rome plans events to increase community awareness. Please join us in the events next week.
|Candlelight Vigil |
Representative Katie Dempsey will be this year's speaker at the National Day of Prayer for Mental Illness Recovery and Understanding
For well over 10 years NAMI Rome has held a candlelight vigil in a local church. This year we are thankful for First Presbyterian Church to host the event.
We will recognize that mental illness is a disorder of the brain and affirm the struggles that many endure during their path to recovery. Community stakeholders will show their support as they light a candle.
|Where & When|
First Presbyterian Church, Hardy Chapel
101 E. 3rd Ave.
(Chapel is on East Second Street)
Rome, GA 30161
October 8, 2013
7:00 - 8:00 PM