As society continues to remove the stigma from mental illness, one group in Central New York is reminding people they exist, and they are available if people need help.
NAMI is willing to help those diagnosed and loved ones of those diagnosed, who might also need the support. It stands for “National Alliance on Mental Illness.”
The organization hosted Harvest Hopela Sunday afternoon, raising awareness and money for their program.
“I think it’s important for us to reach out to the community to bring people in who maybe aren’t aware of our organization,” said Marla Byrnes, a co-chair of the event. “This way, they find out a little bit about us. It’s a fun time to get together, getting to the community to fight stigma, to help persons with mental illness and again, it’s a fun event.”
The next big event is October 10th, an educational conference. More more information about the organization, click here.