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The “NAMImobile,” a traveling educational bus to fight stigma of mental illness visits the Yellow Springs Village BP at the corner of U.S. 68 and Corry Street from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 22. The event is hosted by the National Association on Mental Illness Yellow Springs affiliate. (Submitted photo)

The “NAMImobile,” a traveling educational bus to fight stigma of mental illness visits the Yellow Springs Village BP at the corner of U.S. 68 and Corry Street from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 22. The event is hosted by the National Association on Mental Illness Yellow Springs affiliate. (Submitted photo)

NAMImobile to educate on mental illness

A bus carrying information and representatives from the National Alliance on Mental Illness, or NAMI, will visit Yellow Springs next Tuesday, July 22 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and park at the BP station on Xenia Avenue. The purpose of the visit is to help educate villagers on mental illness.

“We aren’t going to diagnose anyone, but we can share the symptoms and warning signs of mental illness and tell people how to seek help for themselves or others,” said Katie Dillon of NAMI this week.

The event will also include representatives of NAMI Yellow Springs, a recently formed group that sponsors two regular support groups, one for those with mental illness and another for family members.

 

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