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Join us for Mental Illness Awareness Week

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Join us for Mental Illness Awareness Week

Join us for Mental Illness Awareness Week

Mental Illness Awareness Week takes place from October 3-9, 2021. National Depression Screening Day is October 7 and World Mental Health Day is October 10.

This year, Mental Health America (MHA) will raise awareness of mental health conditions that are often misunderstood or aren't discussed much at all. They chose this theme after listening to their community, many of whom felt that their diagnoses weren't in the forefront of the mental health conversation. These conditions include Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Dissociative Disorders, Paranoia and Delusional Disorders, and other conditions that don't fit into specific diagnoses - known as Not Otherwise Specified (NOS).

Each day during Mental Illness Awareness Week, Mental Health America will focus its efforts on a single category to drive home a consistent message:

World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day is Sunday, October 10! This World Mental Health Day, MHA will focus on some of the incredible global results of their MHA Screening program.

Check out their brand-new infographic for World Mental Health Day 2021

National Depression Screening Day

National Depression Screening Day is Thursday, October 7! MHA will be focusing on Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) that day because of the important overlap with depression and the approaching winter season. Taking a mental health screen at is one of the quickest and easiest ways to determine whether you are experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition. Screening helps catch problems early. A screening only takes a few minutes, and after you are finished you will be given information about the next steps you should take based on the results. A screening is not a diagnosis, but it can be a helpful tool for starting a conversation with your doctor or a loved one about your mental health. Screening for mental health conditions should be just as normal as screening for cancer, diabetes, heart disease, or any other chronic health condition.

Please join us in sharing this screening tool to provide confidential, anonymous screens to anyone in need.


Share what #mentalillnessfeelslike to you.

Share what life with ADHD, OCD, BPD, and more feels like for you in words, images, or video by tagging your social media posts with #mentalillnessfeelslike. Posts will be displayed at where you can also submit anonymously if you choose.

You're helping by:

  • Speaking up about your own experiences;

  • Helping others who may be struggling to explain what they are going through to figure out if they are showing signs of a mental illness;

  • Breaking down the discrimination and stigma surrounding mental illnesses; and

  • Showing others that they are not alone in their feelings and their symptoms.

Campbell County Health Behavioral Health Services provides compassionate, confidential and comprehensive treatment and counseling of behavioral disorders, mental illness, and substance abuse treatment following detox. Our outpatient professional team includes psychiatrists, case managers, social workers, nurses, and licensed therapists. Call 307-688-5000 or visit to learn more.


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