Resources for Mental Illness Awareness Week and Day of Prayer 2018


Mental Illness Awareness Week: October 7 - 13, 2018 National Day of Prayer: Tuesday, October 9,  2018

See below for links to Prayer Service resources.

One out of every four families in a parish will have to cope with the effects of mental illness. Find out some simple ways your parish can reach out to them. 

In 1990, the US Congress passed a resolution designating the first full week in October  “Mental Illness Awareness Week” (MIAW).  Its purpose was to give recognition to the work accomplished by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and similar organizations to educate and raise awareness about such conditions as depression, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia.    

One special highlight has been the designation of the Tuesday of MIAW as a day of prayer for mental illness recovery and understanding.  People of all faiths take part in diverse prayer services across the country, where our religious traditions add their voice to MIAW’s effort to raise awareness and loving support for people whose lives are affected by mental illness. 



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