NAMI Statement: The Santa Barbara Tragedy; When tragedies occur, it often is because something in the mental health care system went terribly wrong. It is important to closely examine each case and determine what contributed to the tragedy.
Mental illness can affect anyone. In fact, one in four adults will experience a mental disorder in any given year. Help us spread the important message that mental illnesses are medical illnesses, and treatment is available.
Time to start observing Mental Illness Awareness Week 2014. Check out our awareness hub to learn about ways you can help raise awareness in your communities http://owl.li/CkuyR. Spread the word on twitter by using #MIAW2014.