NHH Raises Awareness about Mental Illness with Several Community Events

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Hospital (NHH) in collaboration with the

National Alliance on Mental Illness NH (NAMINH) is celebrating Mental

Illness Awareness Week (MIAW), October 2 – 8, 2011. NHH is hosting a

number of events throughout the week in an effort to raise awareness about

mental illness.

Back in 1990, Congress established the first week of October as MIAW in

recognition of NAMI’s efforts to raise awareness mental illness awareness.

Over the past 20 years, mental health advocates across the country have

joined together with NAMI to celebrate and help put an end to stigma and

promote and advocate for treatment and recovery.

NHH is hosting the following events this week:

Wednesday October 5

National Day of Prayer for Mental Illness Recovery and Understanding

Service in the APS chapel at 12:45pm led by Rev. Stoddard (For NHH staff

and patients only).

Thursday October 6

New Hampshire Hospital: Yesterday & Today – an Open House. Join us to hear

stories of New Hampshire Hospital's history contrasted with its current

functioning, through photos, displays and live stories from those who lived

it. 2:30-6pm in the lobby.

Friday, October 7

Virtual Reality machine presented by Janssen Pharmaceuticals. Come

experience simulated “hallucinations” using this new technology. 7 minutes

per session. Visitor’s Room #4, 10am-4pm

For more information on events happening in the community for Mental

Illness Awareness Week visit: www.naminh.org