We are the Wichita Falls affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the only organization that is dedicated to improving the lives not just of individuals with mental illness, but of the entire family. We advocate for access to services, treatment, support and research as well as raising awareness and building a community of hope for all those in need.
Mental illness is a medical condition that disrupts a person’s thinking, feeling, mood, ability to relate to others, and daily functioning. Just as diabetes is a disorder of the pancreas, mental illnesses are medical conditions that often result in a diminished capacity for coping with the ordinary demands of life.
Recovery is a holistic process that includes traditional elements of mental health and aspects that extend beyond medication. Recovery from serious mental illness also includes attaining, and maintaining, physical health as another cornerstone of wellness.
There are a number of ways that you can make a difference! One of the best ways to help is to become a member of NAMI and join the thousands of Americans dedicated to improving the lives of people living with mental illness. Giving a tax deductible gift is also a great way to ensure that NAMI is able to continue to work for people affected by mental illness.
Sun. Oct 2, 2016 -- Sun. Oct 2, 2016
During the first full week of October, NAMI and participants across the country are bringing awareness to mental illness. Each year we fight stigma, provide support, educate the public and advocate for equal care. Each year, the movement grows stronger.
We believe that these issues are important to address year round, but highlighting these issues during Mental Illness Awareness Week provides a time for people to come together and display the passion and strength of those working to improve the lives of the tens of millions of Americans affected by mental illness.
Thu. Oct 6, 2016 -- Thu. Oct 6, 2016
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Held annually during Mental Illness Awareness Week in October, National Depression Screening Day (NDSD) is comprised of awareness events that include an optional screening component.
National Depression Screening Day began as an effort to reach individuals across the nation with important mental health education and connect them with support services. Screening for Mental Health (SMH) pioneered National Depression Screening Day as the first, voluntary, mental health screening initiative in 1990.
Twenty-five years later, NDSD has expanded to thousands of colleges, community-based organizations, and military installations providing the program to the public each year.
Mon. Oct 10, 2016 -- Mon. Oct 10, 2016
World Mental Health Day is observed on 10 October every year, with the overall objective of raising awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilizing efforts in support of mental health.
The Day provides an opportunity for all stakeholders working on mental health issues to talk about their work, and what more needs to be done to make mental health care a reality for people worldwide.