Mental Illness Awareness Week kicks off October 4. Wondering why you should take part? According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, 1 in 5 U.S. adults experience mental illness each year and 1 in 6 U.S. youth ages 6-17 experience a mental health disorder each year. It affects all races and genders. Because RUSD students and families are not exempt from this struggle, the District is doing everything possible to help those in need of support not only during this Awareness week, but all year round.
Here’s the District's lineup of events for Mental Illness Awareness Week:
Monday, October 4th: Go Green Monday! Wear lime green in support of mental health.
Tuesday, October 5th: at 6:30 pm Children's WI is offering a Triple P Parenting session on Coping with Stress. This event is free and will be held virtually. Click here to register for this event: https://rebrand.ly/5oct2021
Wednesday, October 6th: visit www.RacineCountyFamilyResources.com to create your own personal wellness plan. While you are visiting this website, review one article on mental health.
Thursday, October 7th: at 6:30 pm is a Virtual Film View of Not Enough Apologies: Trauma Stories. This documentary from Wisconsin PBS explores the lasting effects of trauma and new responses to advocating for and assisting victims. The event is being hosted by the Golden Rondelle. Click here to register for this free program: https://www.scjohnson.com/en/interacting-with-sc-johnson/community-interest-programs
Friday, October 8th: Fabulous Friday! Reach out to a friend, family member, colleague, or student and let them know one thing you appreciate about them!
Whether you suffer from an anxiety disorder or live with someone who has depression, it isn’t easy living with a mental illness, but help is available. We hope you’ll consider taking part in this week and check out some of our mental health resources here.