From October 7 – 14, the team at THIRA Health joins the National Mental Illness Awareness, founded by the National Alliance of Mental Illness. We are distraught and upset with the recent events in the US, especially those around the well-being (both mental and physical) of women and girls affected by violence. So this week (and always), our goal is to not only #curethestigma that exists around mental illness but also support those women in need.
On October 7th, THIRA sponsored and attended NAMI’s Champagne Bruch Gala to help bring mental illness out of the shadows and into the light. As such, we invite you to explore the resources THIRA and NAMI offer digitally and in-person.
NAMI’s Resource page on the Mental Illness Awareness Week features several articles that discuss popular assumptions about mental health and how we can cure that stigma. Additionally, explore the many ways you can find support from your family members, friends, NAMI programs and the helpline. Feel free to share this list of warning signs of mental health with your friends and family to raise their awareness of the symptoms and understanding. Lastly, visit the NAMI Blog to read about mental illness solutions, issues, and resources on a daily basis.
THIRA Health also hosts a collection of resources for mental health awareness. First, we invite you to visit the websites of all nation-wide and international organizations, such as the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, Office of Women’s Health and National Institute of Mental Health. Second, learn about Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and how it can help cope with anxiety and manage stress long-term. And lastly, do explore the official THIRA Health Blog to learn more about the day-to-day activities and exercises for healthier, stronger mental health.
Chad’s Legacy, an organization dedicated to the advancement of mental health education and innovations in the evaluation and treatment of mental illness, hosted the “Unmask the Night” event to reveal the face of mental health and raise awareness around issues in education around mental health. “Chad’s Legacy” and “Unmask the Night” host a curated list of resources and articles to improve training for support and crisis de-escalation.
Continuing on our mission of suicide prevention, we invite you to join our team The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s “Out of the Darkness” Community Walk. “ When you walk in the Out of the Darkness Walks, you join the effort with hundreds of thousands of people to raise awareness and funds that allow the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) to invest in new research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support survivors of suicide loss” – AFSP.