Today’s news and information gleanings from here and there.
Today’s quote … “Approximately 1 in 5 adults in the U.S.—43.8 million, or 18.5%—experiences mental illness in a given year.” – National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Website
Another quote … “I was stunned to find out that I’ve been blind my entire life.” – Letter-to-the-editor writer in today’s LNP – Always Lancaster citing racism in our area.
- Let’s Talk, Lancaster! Let’s start by “Changing the conversation about MENTAL HEALTH!”
- Several dozen people were at yesterday’s “kick-off” event at the Lancaster County Public Safety Training Center to change the direction the way we look at mental health. “Dr. Barbara Van Dahlen from the Change Direction National Campaign is in Lancaster County today helping us to kickoff our campaign!” – Let’s Talk Lancaster facbook page
- Nationally, The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) have embraced the “know the five signs” Campaign to changedirection.“
VFW National Commander Brian Duffy, Dr. Barbara Van Dahlen, president of Give an Hour, Joan Demetriades, chief strategy officer of One Mind and James Murray of PatientsLikeMe joined together at The National Press Club to kick off the VFW’s new mental wellness campaign. – VFW Website