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 Designated by the Congress of the United States.

During October of each year.

During MIAW, let’s all talk with friends and neighbors about mental illness and recovery. The U.S. Surgeon General has reported that stigma is a major barrier to people seeking help when they need it.  That’s why MIAW is so important. We want people to understand mental illness and join a dialogue in our community. The more people know, the better they can help themselves or help their loved ones get the help and support they need.

   It’s an opportunity to learn facts and end myths to help break the stigma—and silence— that too often surrounds the topic. By changing attitudes about mental illness, we can change lives!
















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