As the National Alliance on Mental Illness explains:
“Each year, millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental health condition. However, mental illness affects everyone directly or indirectly through family, friends or coworkers. That is why each year, during the first week of October, NAMI and participants across the country raise awareness of mental illness, fight discrimination and provide support through Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW). We believe that mental health conditions are important to discuss year-round, but highlighting them during MIAW provides a dedicated time for mental health advocates across the country to come together as one unified voice.”
The National Center on Sexual Exploitation recognizes the importance of mental health awareness and care, especially when considering the intersection of sexual exploitation and abuse and mental health.
To read the full article from the National Center On Sexual Exploitation, go to: