NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER FOR MENTAL ILLNESS RECOVERY AND UNDERSTANDING

NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER FOR

 MENTAL ILLNESS RECOVERY AND UNDERSTANDING

Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012 of Mental Illness Awareness Week

The University of Mount Union is having a Glow Stick Vigil at the Dewald Chapel at 8:30 tonight recognizing the National Day of Prayer for Mental Illness Recovery and Understanding

The National Day of Prayer for Mental Illness Recovery and Understanding has been designated as the Tuesday of Mental Illness Awareness Week, which is the first full week in October. This year, the date is Oct. 9, 2012. Mental illness networks and faith leaders are urged to work together so that they may recognize and prepare for this day in a way that works best for each faith community. The prayers and actions of both faith communities and secular organizations (e.g. the National Alliance on Mental Illness, National Mental Health Association, Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, Obsessive-Compulsive Foundation, Anxiety Disorders Association of America, etc.) are needed to restore mental wellness in America. By seeking God’s guidance we can recommit ourselves to replacing misinformation, blame, fear and prejudice with truth and love in order to offer hope to all who are touched by mental illness.

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About Tammy Daily

I am a professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of Mount Union. My training is as a Social Psychologist and I study the impact of negative images of people with mental illness in the mass media. I have been teaching a class since 2004 called Movies and Madness which examines the ways in which people with mental illness and mental health care providers are presented in the mass media.

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