The National Alliance on Mental Illness’ NAMImobile will visit Findlay Tuesday as part of the 2014 statewide anti-discrimination tour. The van will be parked on West Sandusky Street, between Western and Glessner avenues, from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Over the summer the NAMImobile will visit 100 communities throughout Ohio.
The purpose of the tour is to end discrimination against individuals living with mental illness and their family members by getting the facts about mental illness out to the public. Discrimination is a barrier to people seeking help for their mental illness. Lack of treatment can result in hospitalization, loss of employment, court involvement, homelessness and even death.
Each community visit will include comments from local NAMI affiliate and addiction, drug and mental health services representatives and mental health advocates.
The NAMImobile is a 31-foot recreational vehicle that serves as a mobile billboard with messaging and statistics about mental illness. Informational brochures and other giveaways are available on board.
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