Mental Illness Awareness Week
events to raise awareness & share hope
October 1 - 12, 2019
Tuesday, October 1
(Edmond) IGNITE HOPE
Enjoy performances by fiddle phenom Kyle Dillingham and local Irish musicians, The House Session. Be inspired by special guests and presentation of awards that will punctuate this event entitled, “Ignite Hope.” This event is family friendly and FREE. Free parking is available in the attached lot or on the street. Bring lawn chairs and enjoy the evening in the open air covered Festival Marketplace located at West 1st Street. There will be a food truck or two and resource tables. Tuesday, October 1st 6:30pm – 8:30pm @ Festival Market Place 30 W 1st St, Edmond. NAMI Greater OKC
Sunday, October 6
(Bartlesville) CANDLELIGHT VIGIL 6:30pm @ Torrey Place Apartments, Bartlesville. NAMI Washington County
Tuesday, October 8
(Bartlesville) TRANSFORMING STIGMA INTO STRENGTH, special event with leading mental health speaker Mike Veny of New York. 7:00pm at Bartlesville High School Fine Arts Center, 1700 SE Hillcrest Drive, Bartlesville. Free admission, space is limited. NAMI Washington County
(Oklahoma City) EDTALKS: DR. LANE PEYTON ON MEDICATIONS AND SIDE EFFECTS, this educational talk with Dr. Lane Peyton of Rivus Wellness and Research Institute will focus on the potential side effects as an obstacle to compliance and the growing use of long-lasting injectable medications. Free and open to the public. Tuesday, October 8th, 6:30pm – 7:45pm @ INTEGRIS Cancer Institute, 5911 W Memorial Rd, Oklahoma City (use the west entrance marked 5915). NAMI Greater OKC
Thursday, October 10
(Tulsa) NAMI Tulsa Presents: 3rd Annual Jimmie Davis Awards Dinner Dinner and drinks at the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame to honor those in our community who are champions for mental Health. October 10th, 6:30-8:30 PM at the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame. $10 Admission, advance purchase is necessary
(Everywhere) NATIONAL DEPRESSION SCREENING DAY Taking a mental health screening is one of the quickest and easiest ways to determine whether you are experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition. Mental Health America has a helpful online screening tool available to all.
Saturday, October 12
(Oklahoma City) SKYDANCE BRIDGE in Oklahoma City will be lit up GREEN for Mental Illness Awareness Week.