Campaign Spreads Awareness, Combats Stigma on Mental Illness
Mental illnesses are brain disorders that are biologically based medical problems. Untreated, they can cause severe disturbances in thinking, feeling and relating. This results in substantially diminished capacity for dealing with the ordinary demands of life. Mental illness can affect people of any age and occur in any family. They are not caused by bad parenting and not evidence of weakness of character.
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During the National Night Out Aug. 5, the Akron PeaceMakers had a spot at 17 sites throughout the city, providing information and guidance to youth. Attendees were also be asked to fill out a postcard with positive thoughts about their neighborhood. After the event, these cards were sent to residents in other neighborhoods promoting positive lifestyles in the Akron area.
The 31st Annual National Night Out (NNO) is a unique anti-crime and drug prevention event sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch Continue reading →