For the last 20 years, the first week in October has been designated as Mental Health Awareness Week. The campaign, which begins October 3rd and runs through the 9th, is focusing on the theme "Changing Attitudes, Changing Lives."
The truth is that negative stereotypes and improper understanding of mental illness keep many children and adults from getting the help they need.
If you or someone you love has a undiagnosed or untreated mental disorder, you can find local and national support in Australia , Canada and the USA
For me, every day is an awareness day. But I like how campaigns like this shine a light on mental health.