NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Cumberland, Harnett, and Lee Counties will host its Annual Book Discussion on Benilde Little‘s book, Welcome to My Breakdown on Tuesday July 12, 2016 from 6:00 p.m to 8:00 p.m. in the Charles W. Chesnutt Library, Third Floor Conference Room.
In 2008, the U.S. House of Representatives established July as Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. This observance aims to improve access to mental health treatment and services for multicultural communities through increased public awareness. Copies of the book have been provided by the organization for checkout at Chesnutt Library.
NAMI is the nation’s largest grass roots organization on mental illness, often considered the voice on mental illness. Membership in NAMI automatically gives membership at the local, state, and national levels. They are a nonprofit dedicated to the improvement of the quality of life for all those whose lives are affected by brain disorders. They do this by educating, advocating, supporting, and offering information.