Wednesday Oct. 9th Trauma Screenings @ Mind Springs Health
10am - 3pm
Thursday Oct. 10th Depression Screeings @ Individual Matters
8am - 6pm
Thursday Oct. 10th Screening of Happy @ CMU for students and faculty only
Thursday Oct. 10th QPR Training @ Community Hospital
Friday Oct. 11th Artival @ Center for Independence
3pm - 7pm
Friday Oct. 11th QPR Training @ Mesa County Central Library
Saturday Oct. 12th NAMIws Info. on Support and Education @ Bridge Point Ministries
9am - 10:30am
Saturday Oct. 12th NAMIws Open House @ NAMIws office
10am - 4pm
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) This week is mental illness awareness week. As a way to remember those who have lost their lives due to some kind of mental illness a candlelight vigil was held at First United Methodist Church.
The National Alliance of Mental Illness, better known as NAMI, held the vigil with the support of First United Methodist Church.
Mental illnesses effect many people of all ages that live on the Western Slope.
This Tuesday was the first time that NAMI has held a candlelight vigil here in Mesa County at the church.
"We are really working with the church community, the faith community on how to help people with mental illness and how to include them in our services and prayers and we could be really helpful with the congregations that could work with that," Sally Olen, with First United Methodist Church.
There are a number of activities taking place this week to draw awareness to mental illness here in Mesa County. Among the different events being held will be free trauma screenings at Mind Springs Health from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday and on Friday the free No More Secretz Artival will be held at the Center for Independence.
The events run through Saturday.
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