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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact: Jason Hopcus, e: firstname.lastname@example.org ph: 303.991.7688
STAMPING OUT THE STIGMA OF MENTAL ILLNESS
Centennial, CO, Jan. 6, 2018
NAMI Volunteers share their stories of personal journey with mental illness to provide outstanding free education, skills training and support.
Event: In Our Own Voice Presentation
Presenters: Linda Rinehart and Ty Smith, Certified NAMI In Our Own Voice Presenters
When: Saturday, January 13, 2018, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Where: Koelbel Library, 5955 S Holly St, Centennial, CO 80121
Sponsored by: National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Arapahoe/Douglas
One of five Americans live with a mental health condition, and most major mental illnesses begin to present themselves by age 14. The societal stigma associated with mental health and illness remains the biggest impediment to people for seeking and getting the proper medical care. Depression alone in America costs society $210 billion per year,
Do you or a loved one struggle with a mental health condition? What is it really like to live with a mental health condition on a day-to-day basis? Can a person ever recover from a serious mental health diagnosis?
At this free, open-to-the-public presentation, you will hear first-hand accounts from people living with a mental health condition, and they will also share how it's possible to live well and productively with mental illness.
WHAT YOU WILL GAIN:
* a better understanding of the daily realities of living with a mental illness;
* an opportunity to ask the presenters questions about their individual experiences with mental health
conditions, which helps to dispel stereotypes and misconceptions;
* an awareness that persons living with a mental illness can hope for a brighter future; and
* learn how to help stamp out the stigma of mental illness
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT IN OUR OWN VOICE
“Amazing presentation with amazing presenters! You 100% erased any stigma I used to associate with mental illness.”
“Participating in the IOOV program is the single most effective thing I am doing to maintain my mental health. Time after time I see the audience respond with curiosity and interest. I know I am changing the face of mental illness and that I have transformed my pain into the power to make a difference.”
Join us, along with many of the executive Board members of NAMI Arapahoe/Douglas Counties, on Saturday, January 13 from 11 a. to 12:30 p. Please let us know you can attend (voluntary RSVP): email@example.com
NAMI Arapahoe/Douglas Counties is a local affiliate of The National Alliance on Mental Illness. NAMI is the nation's largest grassroots organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. Founded in 1979, NAMI has hundreds of local affiliates, state organizations and volunteers who work in local community to raise awareness and provide support and education that was not previously available to those in need. Please visit our website at www.namiadco.org.
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