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October 19th, 2009
Mayor proclaims National Mental Illness Awarness Week

Front row, left to right: San Marcos Mayor Narvaiz, Jerry Thibert, Edward Gilmere, Thomas Kuny and Cindy Lou Sibley. Back row, left to right: City Councilmembers Pam Couch, Fred Terry, Chris Jones, Kim Porterfield and John Thomaides. Photo by Don Anders


San Marcos Mayor Susan Narvaiz recently issued a proclamation for Mental Illness National Awareness Week. The week strives to raise community awareness of the extent and treatability of mental illnesses.

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and Scheib Opportunity center held special activities during the week. Artwork and poetry by their clients were exhibited at City Hall.

National Mental Illness Week was established by Congress in 1990, setting aside the first week of October to promote awareness in communities across the country. It is NAMI’s most notable public awareness campaign, linking to more than 1,100 local affiliates throughout the nation.

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0 thoughts on “Mayor proclaims National Mental Illness Awarness Week

  1. Thank God cause we do need that! I think I may be the last one to find out just how mentally ill I really am.

  2. Why do I find it odd that Congress set up “National Mental Illness Week” as the first week in October, yet here we are at the end of October and we’re just getting around to it here?

    I thought the whole point of doing things like this was that everyone would promote the cause simultaneously and put it in the public eye?

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