Monday, October 4, 2010

Announcing Mental Illness Awareness Week

In 1990, Congress named this week -- Oct. 3 through 9 -- Mental Illness Awareness Week, giving NAMIs across the country a perfect opportunity to educate the public about serious mental illness.

NAMI Southwestern Pennsylvania launched this important week with its 4th Annual NAMI Walk yesterday at the SouthSide Works. Now we are pleased to announce a week-long series on WTAE-TV about mental illness beginning TONIGHT at 5:45 p.m. on Channel 4 News.

What: Week-Long Series On Mental Illness
When: First segment airs tonight at 5:45 p.m.
Where: Channel 4 News
Who: News Anchor Michelle Wright interviews local people about their experience with mental illness and recovery.
Why: To educate people and reduce stigma

Watch tonight and all this week. For more information about mental illness, visit the NAMI Southwestern Pennsylvania website.

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