October 5 to the 11th is National Mental Illness Awareness Week.
In 1990, the U.S. Congress established the first week of October as Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW) in recognition of the National Alliance on Mental Illness's efforts to raise mental illness awareness. Bipolar Disorder Awareness Day (BDAD) is held each year on the Thursday of MIAW. Bipolar Disorder Awareness Day is this Thursday October 7.
Want to learn more on MIAW or BDAD check out this the National Alliance on Mental Illness's webpage at http://www.nami.org/Template.cfm?Section=Mental_Illness_Awareness_Week
Looking for a resource on Bipolar Disorder? Try Wiley's Concise Guides on Mental Health: Bipolar Disorder by Brian Quinn. It uses clear, highly accessible language to comprehensively guide the reader through the entire spectrum of bipolar and related disorders.
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