Bravelets Supports National Alliance of Mental Illness

I have created a Bravelets page that gives 10% from every purchase to the National Alliance of Mental Illness.

Mental Health is a 365 Day Issue

About this cause:

Throughout the year we have various days or weeks, even a month set aside for a reminder to be aware of mental health, or other more significant issue. I'd like to make it known that manic episodes, depression, meltdowns, panic attacks, emotional upheaval, and suicide don't follow the calendar. 

  • January is Mental Wellness month, 
  • February uses a week for National Eating Disorders Awareness week, 
  • March has a National Sleep Awareness week, 
  • March is Self Harm Awareness month, 
  • April celebrates a World Health Day, 
  • April is Stress Awareness month, 
  • May celebrates a National Children's Mental Health Day, 
  • May also identifies a week for National Anxiety and Depression, 
  • May also celebrates a week for National Prevention Week by Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administrations (SAMHSA), 
  • May is Mental Health month, 
  • June is PTSD Awareness month, as well as designating one day for National Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness, 
  • July is National Minority Mental Health month, 
  • September sets aside a day for a World Suicide Prevention day and a National Psychotherapy day, 
  • then later in September we celebrate a whole week for National Suicide Prevention. 
  • September is full of more special days: Recovery Month SAMHSA, Self-Awareness Month, Self-Improvement Month, 
  • October has a National Depression Screening day and a World Mental Health day and even a Mental Illness Awareness week, 
  • November has an International Survivors of Suicide day and Mental Health Wellness week.
About National Alliance of Mental Illness
NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. What started as a small group of families gathered around a kitchen table in 1979 has blossomed into the nation's leading voice on mental health. Today, we are an association of hundreds of local affiliates, state organizations and volunteers who work in your community to raise awareness and provide support and education that was not previously available to those in need. 

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 Let's keep these awareness days and weeks going, but also remember, Mental Illness is not something you can cubbyhole into a day, week, or month. It's a 365 day issue and must be address as such. Please help those whose voices cannot be heard. Their story hasn't ended yet, neither has yours!

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