On Tuesday, October 20th at 7:00PM at the Farwaell T Brown Auditorium located in the Ames Public Library (515 Douglas Ave., Ames, IA) NAMI Central Iowa and the Ames Public Library will be sponsoring a free movie event in recognition of Mental Illness Awareness Week. The movie to be shown is called VOICES. This award-winning [...]
The following link is to a KHOI radio broadcast where barriers to mental health services in Iowa, and specifically Story County, are discussed. http://archive.khoifm.org/mp3/khoi_150904_070000localtalk7am.mp3
-Serious mental illness costs America $193.2 billion in lost earnings per year. -Mood disorders, including major depression, dysthymic disorder and bipolar disorder, are the third most common cause of hospitalization in the U.S. for both youth and adults aged 18–44. -Individuals living with serious mental illness face an increased risk of having chronic medical conditions. [...]
Mental Illness Awareness Week October 4-10 Go green: Pin a green ribbon (the color identified with mental health awareness) to your jacket, bag or backpack, or wear something green—even if it’s just shoelaces. Be sociable: Post (or repost) facts about mental illness and mental health resources on Facebook, Twitter and other social media. Work on [...]
Monday: National Day Without Stigma (October 5), from the advocacy group Active Minds. One of the goals: “To give people the language and skills they need to have a conversation about mental health.” Tuesday: National Day of Prayer for Mental Illness Recovery and Understanding (October 6). Individuals who take the initiative within their faith communities [...]
Photos from the NAMI Walk held October 3rd. Thank you to all who donated, volunteered, and participated. Thank you Wilson Toyota of Ames for your sponsorship!
I hope everyone is enjoying the break from the heat in the change from the summer to the fall season. Here are a couple of announcements: NAMI Fall Peer to Peer class will begin on October 8th at 5:00PM; this 10 week class will be held at the Wellness Center located at 416 Douglas Ave, Ste. [...]