Interfaith Community Prayer
Service for Mental Illness
Recovery and Understanding
Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016
United Church of Christ
822 Cleveland Ave.
Niagara Falls, NY 14305
Niagara Falls Medical Center
The numbers are startling.
- Nearly one of every five adults in the United States - 43.76 million - experiences mental illness in a given year.
- One in 25 - 13.6 million - experiences a serious mental illness in a given year that substantially interferes with or limits one or more major life activities.
Community Missions of Niagara Frontier and Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center along with organizations like the National Alliance on Mental Illness work hard to fight stigma, support and educate the public and advocate for equal care, even as we provide that care to people in need of mental health services. We know raising community awareness and encouraging people who need those services to seek them can make a big difference.
On Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016 at 3:30 p.m., Community Missions and Memorial Medical Center will sponsor an Interfaith Community Prayer Service for Mental Illness Recovery and Understanding. The service will be held at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 822 Cleveland Ave., Niagara Falls.
This National Day of Prayer is part of Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW) which is October 4-10 in 2015. Established by an Act of Congress in 1990, MIAW is observed in the first week of October and is an opportunity to learn more about serious mental illnesses such as major depression, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.
Please join us for this observance.
Faith leaders from diverse faith traditions will join mental health consumers, their families and community members to seek sacred guidance and help in replacing misinformation, blame, fear and prejudice with truth and love in order to offer hope to all who are touched by mental illness.
If you have questions or need more information, please contact Rev. Mark Breese, 716-285-3403 ext. 2259
By The Numbers...
In 2016, Community Missions provided:
• 11,104 nights of shelter
• 89,366 meals
• 6,744 individuals with clothing
• 2,295 care days in Youth Services
• 46,888 care days in Recovery Services
• 73,994 care days in Housing Services
• 182 opportunities for Faith Development