This week is dedicated to be the mental awareness week and the thought for this is credited to Arkansas First Lady Ginger Beebe, who made it publicized in Little Rock.
There’s at least one known person who suffers from a mental illness and recently the general population started to distinguish each individual illness and didn’t label them as individuals with a mental disorder or called them “crazy” or someone with some sort of problem.
The Mental Awareness Week is devised in order to bring change in the thought process and the attitude towards mental illness. It was an effort by congress to promote public education and offer information about the cases which are often ill-treated.
The aim of the group is to change the approach towards mental illness in US. Gradually a sea- change has been observed as many consider the fact that mental illnesses are not crazy, but a large lot remains ignorant of the fact as to what causes mental illness.
The committee for Mental Awareness Week comprises of a number of reps from the Rivendell hospital, including a number of other health organizations.
Kim Arnold, executive director of NAMI Arkansas explained, “I am delighted that we have so many events in our state for this week. This is NAMI’s premiere public awareness event.”