Raleigh, N.C.,-- Whether we realize it or not, we all know or are in contact with someone with a mental illness. It can affect anyone, from any walk of life. And while stigmas still remain, the National Alliance on Mental Illness or NAMI, is working to grow resources and research to foster a better understanding of the issues.
On Friday and Saturday, October 7th and 8th, NAMI NC will hold their 14th annual conference, touching on some of the most important topics dealing with mental illness. During the two day conference, experts will discuss brain injuries, sexual violence, post-deployment adjustment, supporting the LGBTQ community, physical therapy for the brain, and living with traumatized children just to make a few.
We go In Depth with the organization's Executive Director, Jack Register, for a glimpse inside the conference, and what he says needs to be the focus on mental illness heading into the November election.
For more information on NAMI NC or mental illness, visit their website.
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