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.Email | Print