May is Mental Health Awareness
Who Is My Neighbor?
May is Mental Health Month and it’s time for us to recognize that mental illness affects one in four families, including those who worship with us. Mental illness is a brain disorder and requires professional treatment, education and support to achieve recovery. As with any illness, we acknowledge that faith alone does not prevent it, regardless of how strong our faith may be. We answer God’s call when we show love, compassion and respect for those struggling with mental illness and their families.
One way to answer this call is by partnering with The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). NAMI is America’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness. NAMI McDonough/Henry Co. is your local resource and provides education classes and support groups for both individuals with a mental illness and their family members and caregivers. You can get more information by contacting 770-234-0855 or www.namiga.org .