A lot has changed in the past year around mental health.
Our awareness of what it means to have mental illness is growing and, along with it, our understanding that each of us struggles at times.
There’s more acceptance about talking about our personal mental health challenges and support for making decisions to protect our own well-being.
If you’ve felt your understanding of mental health shift this year, you’re not alone.
Come join others to continue to raise awareness in a candlelight vigil to be held in Fall River during Mental Illness Awareness Week.
The vigil is being organized by the Bristol County chapter of the National Alliance of Mental Illness and will take place from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 4. It will be held rain or shine at Fall River City Hall, in the area outside of the Post Office and City Hall.
There will be speakers as well as a ringing of the bell to remember loved ones and NAMI’s Heroes in the Fight Awards Resource tables.
There’s still more to do to end stigma around mental illness and support individuals in finding the help they need. Come add your light to the group.
For more information, contact Brenda Venice at 508-493-9048.
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