Healthy Minds have Healthy Hearts


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by Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, CTP, CMC, ACT, MCC, SCAC
An article in the Advocacy Series

It’s the 22nd annual
MENTAL HEALTH
AWARENESS WEEK

This Year’s National Day of Prayer for
Mental Illness Recovery and Understanding
is
 Tuesday, October 9, 2012.

In 1990, the U.S. Congress established the first week of October as Mental Illness Awareness Week [MIAW] in recognition of NAMI‘s efforts to increase mental illness literacy so that we can ALL partner in mental health advocacy.

Since 1990, mental health advocates across the country have joined
together during the first full week of October to s-p-r-e-a-d the w-o-r-d.

What word?

That a sign of Mental Health is a refusal to stigmatize Mental Illness!

We ALL need to to help with a global reframe
and a shift toward kindness and understanding.

Pass it on

REMEMBER: ADD Awareness Week is next — October 14-20, 2012

MentalHealthAwarenessRibbon ‎– designed and introduced on May 9, 2007 by
Agis Zorgverzekeringen to create awareness for mental health in the
Netherlands in relation to changes in legislature as of January 1, 2008.

A BIT ABOUT NAMI to introduce the poster

NAMI stands for the National Alliance on Mental Illness.  It  is a grass roots, volunteer-led organization with affiliates across this country and around the world.

MIAW has become a NAMI tradition. It presents an opportunity to all NAMI state organizations, affiliates, supporters and sympathizers across the country to work together to achieve the NAMI mission, through outreach, education and advocacy.

As you read the statistics below, keep in mind
that these numbers are grossly understated
because only 33% seek help.

You, perhaps?

Don’t be afraid of diagnisis – it’s the first step on the road to a life worth living.

 

YOU ARE NOT ALONE

If you or a loved one suffers from mental illness, please find out more by going to NAMI.org 

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About Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, MCC, SCAC
Award-winning ADD Coach Training Field founder; ADD Coaching field co-founder; [life] Coaching pioneer -- Neurodiversity Advocate, Coach, Mentor & Poster Girl -- Multi-Certified -- 25 years working with EFD [Executive Functioning disorders] and struggles in hundreds of people from all walks of life. I developed and delivered the world's first ADD-specific coach training curriculum: multi-year, brain-based, and ICF Certification tracked. In addition to my expertise in ADD/EF Systems Development Coaching, I am known for training and mentoring globally well-informed ADD Coach LEADERS with the vision to innovate, many of the most visible, knowledgeable and successful ADD Coaches in the field today (several of whom now deliver highly visible ADD coach trainings themselves). For almost a decade, I personally sponsored and facilitated seven monthly, virtual and global, no-charge support and information groups The ADD Hours™ - including The ADD Expert Speakers Series, hosting well-known ADD Professionals who were generous with their information and expertise, joining me in my belief that "It takes a village to educate a world." I am committed to being a thorn in the side of ADD-ignorance in service of changing the way neurodiversity is thought about and treated - seeing "a world that works for everyone" in my lifetime. Get in touch when you're ready to have a life that works BECAUSE of who you are, building on strengths to step off that frustrating treadmill "when 'wanting to' just doesn't get it DONE!"

One Response to Healthy Minds have Healthy Hearts

  1. Pingback: Mental Health Awareness in November | ADD . . . and-so-much-more

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