Candlelight Vigil Held for Mental Illness Awareness Week
KREX News Room
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.- Mental Illness Awareness Week continued on Tuesday with a special event for those who have lost a loved one to suicide.
A candlelight vigil was held at United Methodist Church for residents to speak out about the impacts suicide has on close friends and family.
The Awareness Week is put together by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).
Tuesday's event was the first of several services the church hopes to provide for the mentally ill community.
"We're talking about the fact that we have to speak out and have people discuss that we have friends and family who are mentally ill, and that we need help," said Sally Olsen, Organizer of the Candlelight Vigil.
Mental Illness Awareness Week continues tomorrow with free trauma screenings at Mind Springs Health from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Depression Screenings will be offered on Thursday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Individual Matters.
Thursday at 6 p.m., a screening of the film "Happy" will be held for CMU students and faculty.
To wrap up the week, the free No More Secretz Artival will be held at the Center for Independence.