Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center is joining the national Mental Illness Week Celebration, October 7-13. Each year millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental health condition. However, mental illness affects everyone directly or indirectly through family, friends or coworkers. According to the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI), despite mental illnesses’ reach and prevalence, stigma and misunderstanding are also, unfortunately, widespread. Our mental health professionals are dedicated to mental health awareness, support and advocacy because we believe that your tomorrow is worth defending. Shown in the photo are staff from our mental health services, including the inpatient unit, the outpatient Wellness Center and emergency department.