Older Americans’ Mental Health Week
May 24, 2009
until May 30, 2009
Older Americans’ Mental Health Week spreads the message that mental illness is not a normal part of aging.
Public awareness increases a community’s understanding of mental illness and reduces the stigma that keeps many older Americans from seeking help. Public awareness activities can range from an information display at a library to a speaker panel event. Together, during Older Americans’ Mental Health Week, we will continue to tell the American public and policy makers that:
- Mental illness is not a normal part of aging.
- Mental illnesses are real, common and treatable.
- The more people know, the more they can help themselves and others..
- Healthy adults continue to learn, enjoy life and contribute to society.
Public policy should promote mental health, not discriminate against older adults who have mental health problems.
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