October is a Month of Awareness

October is a Month of Awareness

The month of October is a time to recognize and bring awareness to several causes. This month, we join national organizations in recognizing several initiatives listed below. With this page, we seek to share information, resources, and ways to connect to these movements through webinars, social media campaigns, and beyond.

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Mental Illness Awareness Week- October 3-9

In observance of Mental Illness Awareness Week, we would like to share a few of our Network's resources that raise awareness to mental illness. You may also follow our MHTTC Network on social media as we elevate and unify the messages from Mental Health America (MHA) and the National Association on Mental Illness (NAMI) this week. You may find our resources and each of our Centers on social media by clicking below.

 

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New England MHTTC

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Northeast & Caribbean MHTTC

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Central East MHTTC

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Southeast MHTTC

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Great Lakes MHTTC

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South Southwest MHTTC

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Mid-America MHTTC

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Mountain Plains MHTTC

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Pacific Southwest MHTTC

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Northwest MHTTC

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National Hispanic and Latino MHTTC

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Network Coordinating Office

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Mental Health America (MHA) 

This year, Mental Health America (MHA) will raise awareness of mental health conditions that are often misunderstood or aren't discussed much at all. This theme was chosen to bring certain diagnoses to the forefront of the mental health conversation. Each day this week, MHA will focus their efforts on a single category to drive home a consistent message:

 

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

Additionally, join the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) as they center this week around their new awareness campaign, “Together for Mental Health,” where the focus is on the importance of advocating for better care for people with serious mental illness (SMI). Each day throughout the week, they highlight voices of people with lived experience to talk about SMI and the need for improved crisis response and mental health care.

How to engage online with NAMI: 

 


National Depression Screening Day- October 7
      

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Depression is a common but serious mood disorder. It causes severe symptoms that affect how someone feels, thinks, and handles daily activities, such as sleeping, eating, or working. For more information on depression, visit the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)'s  health topic page or view their available brochures.

You can also help raise awareness about depression by sharing information, graphics, and materials developed by NIMH found here

 

 
 
 

 


World Mental Health Day- October 10

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World Mental Health Day occurs every year on October 10. This day is centered around raising awareness of mental health issues around the world and improving mental health care to all populations. 

Learn more about World Mental Health Day from our Great Lakes MHTTC with their latest news story, and our South Southwest MHTTC with their blog post


Indigenous Peoples Day- October 11

On this day, we commemorate Indigenous Peoples Day and offer resources developed by our Network that address the culture, resilience, and the history of indigenous people and their communities. 

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