There’s much stigma attached to mental health and mental illness, so for this year’s “Mental Illness Awareness Week” we are focusing our attention on five mental health conditions in need of better public understanding and stigma-busting:
Mental Health is something that’s not often seen just by simply looking at a person. For this reason, mental illness and mental health conditions are easily misunderstood! We take a look at some of the top mental health conditions that are often misunderstood.
Top 5 Mental Health Conditions You Need to Understand
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
- Borderline Personality Disorder
- Dual Diagnosis
- Schizophrenia & Psychosis
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Every year during the first week of October, NAMI and affiliates across the country raise awareness of mental health & illness. We educate the public, fight stigma and provide mental health support. And each year, our movement grows stronger.
We believe that mental health conditions are important to discuss year-round, but highlighting them during Mental Illness Awareness Week provides a dedicated time for mental health advocates across the country to come together as one unified voice. Since 1990, when Congress officially established the first full week of October as Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW), advocates have worked together to sponsor activities, large or small, to educate the public about mental illness.