The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is an organization that advocates for those impacted by mental illness. NAMI promotes for the education, resources, and support of those affected by mental health conditions, including panic disorder. Unfortunately, many people with panic disorder, agoraphobia, and other mental health disorders will remain untreated due to lack of awareness and understanding society has about these conditions. Additionally, many people suffering with mental health issues have fears of being rejected due to the many myths and stigmas that are associated with having a mental disorder.
Thanks to NAMI's efforts, this first full week of October has been designated by U.S. Congress as Mental Illness Awareness Week (MAIW). Activities are scheduled across the U.S. that will help bring awareness to mental health disorders. Tuesday, October 9th is reserved as the National Day of Prayer for Mental Illness Recovery and Understanding.
Learn more about MAIW, including ways you can show your support through the NAMI website.