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Mental Illness Awareness Week 2021

Millions of Americans are impacted by mental illness, either by living with a mental health condition or knowing a friend, family member or coworker who is struggling with their mental health. In Sacramento County, it is estimated that more than 300,000 residents live with a mental health condition, but less than half receive treatment or support for it.

In recognition of Mental Illness Awareness Week (Oct. 3-9), a national observance sponsored by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), Sacramento County’s “Mental Illness: It’s not always what you think” project is encouraging the community to stay connected with loved ones and raise awareness about this common and treatable illness.
 Here are some resources and suggestions for you to get involved:

CONTACT INFO:

​FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT MENTAL ILLNESS AWARENESS WEEK OR THE “MENTAL ILLNESS: IT’S NOT ALWAYS WHAT YOU THINK” PROJECT, PLEASE CONTACT: INFO@STOPSTIGMASACRAMENTO.ORG​.

John Toddhttps://www.riolindamessenger.com
Born and raised in Rio Linda, graduate of Rio Linda High School, and resident for most of the last 50 years. Committee Chair for the Rio Linda Elverta Visions Committee, announcer for the Rio Linda Little League Parade, Keeper of the Archway Lights, and outspoken advocate for the community.
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