Mental Illness Awareness Week this year is Oct. 2-8. Activities vary by NAMI State Organization and NAMI Affiliate. In some case, activities may occur a week or so before or after the formal week, particularly if multiple events are planned. Please contact the Spokane NAMI Affiliate for specific information at 509.838.5515.

If you are looking to help raise awareness about mental health, NAMI suggests sharing stories about the lives, struggles and hopes of those living with mental illness. Here is NAMI’s partial list of books to read