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Mental Illness Awareness Week set for Oct. 6-12
The second week in October is Mental Illness Awareness Week in northern Illinois and the Unites States, as established by the U.S. Congress.
To bring awareness to this fact and the conditions related to mental illness, and the northern Illinois-area solutions and services, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), Northern Illinois Chapter, is engaging in a series of activities.
One of these events is an evening of comedy and entertainment beginning at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 8, at Giovanni’s Restaurant, with comedian Josh Walters. For more information, call (815) 963-2470 or visit www.naminorthernillinois.org. The theme of the event is “Humor May be Hazardous to Your Illness.” The Stars of Light Theater Troupe will also perform.
“Mental illness affects thousands of northern Illinois residents,” said Bernice “Bernie” Marinelli, owner and operator of Satori Pathway LLC, a mental health care provider in Rockford, and a board member of the Northern Illinois Chapter of NAMI. “But there are solutions, both pay and pro bono, that are available to people in our community who suffer from these conditions.”
The Oct. 8 event will also recognize NAMI’s 30th anniversary.