In 1990, the U.S. Congress established the first full week of October as Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW) in recognition of NAMI’s efforts to raise mental illness awareness. Since then, mental health advocates across the country have joined with others in their communities to sponsor activities, large or small, for public education about mental illness.
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NAMI Yakima is recognized for providing relevant and research-based information, education, advocacy and support for individuals and families affected by mental health disorders. NAMI Yakima is dedicated to promoting change that will contribute to an improved quality of life. As an integral part of the overall mental health system, it works collaboratively within the community to eliminate stigma associated with mental illness. With an emphasis on preserving the dignity of all, NAMI Yakima provides hope and help to those impacted by mental health disorders and their families.
In case of INCLEMENT WEATHER, NAMI Yakima will follow the guidance of the local school district. If there is no school there will be no classes or support groups.