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Mental Illness Awareness Week (October 3-9)

October 3, 2021 - October 9, 2021

National Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW) is October 3-9, 2021. This week is marked by community education efforts in all 50 states to raise awareness that mental illnesses are treatable medical conditions, and that there is help and hope for children and adults with mental illnesses and their families.

Tuesday, October 5 National Day of Prayer for Mental Illness Healing and Understanding

The National Day of Prayer for Mental Illness Recovery and Understanding has been designated as the Tuesday of Mental Illness Awareness Week, which is first full week in October of each year. Mental illness networks and faith leaders are urged to work together so that they may recognize and prepare for this day in a way that works best for each faith community. The prayers and actions of both faith communities and secular organizations (e.g. NAMI, NMHA, DBSA, OCF, ADAA, etc.) can support mental health in America. Through spiritual guidance, many individuals and communities find healing and recovery.

Mental Health Literacy Guide (Bilingual) published by the National Catholic Partnership on Disability and in time for Mental Illness Awareness Week (October 3-9).

For prayer resources, please visit:

National Day of Prayer for Mental Illness Recovery and Understanding | NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness


October 3, 2021
October 9, 2021
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