Mental Health Awareness Month has been observed in the U.S. since 1949. Each year, millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental health condition. In May, Alamo Heights United Methodist Church joins NAMI in the national movement to raise awareness about mental health.
NAMI fights stigma, provides support, educates the public and advocates for policies that support people with mental illness and their families. Mental Health Awareness Month provides a perfect opportunity for AHUMC and the NAMI Alliance to shine a spotlight on spreading helpful mental health resources and information on local programs and a chance to encourage people to take action.
Attend the monthly NAMI San Antonio community awareness meeting and learn about what recovery from mental illness is about. This meeting will be at 11:30 a.m. on May 9 with a free lunch served in the Mission Hall at Covenant Presbyterian Church, just off Loop 410 at 211 Roleto Drive.
Two mental health family support groups will be held at AHUMC on Thursday, May 18.
Contact Jackie or Ed Dickey with any questions on these programs.