“Celebration of Mental Illness”

“Humor May Be Hazardous to Your Illness”

Mental Illness Awareness Week Oct. 6 - 12, 2013

An evening of comedy and entertainment


  The Stars of Light - Theatre Troupe

Comedian - Josh Walters

When:            Tuesday, Oct. 8th at 5:30 pm

Where:           Giovanni’s  Restaurant

                        610 N. Bell School Road

                        Rockford, IL 61107

 What:            Hors d’oeuvres and cash bar before the show.

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In 1990, the U.S. Congress established the first week of October as Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW) in recognition of NAMI’s efforts to raise awareness of mental illnesses.  Since then, mental health advocates across the country have joined with others in their communities to sponsor activities,  large or small,  for public education about mental illness.  


Locally MIAW is a collaborative effort among mental health care providers and advocacy organizations called a “Celebration of Mental Health”.  Mental Health Association of the Rock River Valley, Rockford Memorial Hospital,  Rosecrance Health Network,  Satori Pathways LLC,  Shelter Care Ministries and Stepping Stones of Rockford are partnering with NAMI Northern Illinois to buil awareness and break the stigma of mental illness during this nationally designated week.


“Humor May Be Hazardous to Your Illness”  

Celebrate NAMI Northern Illinois’ 30th Anniversary with an evening of comedy with Joshua Walters.  Josh is a regular contributor to Snap Judgement a weekly storytelling radio show on NPR with TV broadcasts on PBS.  Recently,  Walters was one of three  “On Being Crazy Enough,”  exploring the bipolar spectrum.

Click here to check out Josh Walters’ website and video.  

Your support and presence will help to reduce the stigma of mental illness and help make NAMI’s motto a reality in our community:

“You Are Not Alone”