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Rebecca Farley

Director, Policy & Advocacy, National Council for Behavioral Health

Advocates Get “Social” during Mental Illness Awareness Week

October 8, 2013 | Uncategorized | Comments
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Mental Illness Awareness Week is Oct. 6-13

Americans are spreading the message on social media that #MentalHealthMatters, as part of Mental Illness Awareness Week (#MIAW).

Mental Illness Awareness Week takes place October 6-13, 2013. Mental health advocates across the country have joined with others in their communities to sponsor activities for public education about mental illness – and spread the word about their efforts online.

National Council Creates Share-able Graphics for Mental Illness Awareness Week

As part of these activities, the National Council has developed a series of six youth-focused social media graphics and a video that can be easily shared on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, or through traditional communications vehicles such as emails and websites.

The images and video can be downloaded from our website at For more ideas and inspiration on how to promote Mental Illness Awareness Week on social media, stay with the National Council all week long on Facebook and Twitter.

Mental Illness Awareness Week

Mental Illness Awareness Week

Each year, one in five Americans will experience a mental illness. To learn more about mental health and addiction disorders – and how to reach out to a friend in need – visit the Mental Health First Aid website.