Since 1990, the U.S. Congress has designated the first full week of October as Mental Illness Awareness Week. Mental health advocates across the country sponsor community outreach and education events.
This year NAMI-Yolo, the local chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, invites the community to two special events:
* A rally and candlelight vigil at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7, near the deck in Davis’ Central Park, Fourth and C streets. Yolo County Supervisor Don Saylor will be the master of ceremonies; and
* An interfaith service of worship and healing at 12:10 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, at the Episcopal Church of St. Martin, 640 Hawthorn Lane in Davis. Participants will recommit themselves to replacing misinformation, blame, fear and prejudice with truth and love in order to offer hope to all who are touched by mental illness.
For more information, call 530-756-8181.