Talk aims to remove stigma of mental illness |

Talk aims to remove stigma of mental illness

In 1990, the U.S Congress set aside the first week of October for Mental Illness Awareness Week to promote education and awareness about mental illness. Retired Air Force Lt. Col. David Moyer will speak on the topic, “Removing the Stigma of Mental Illness” at 7 p.m. on Oct. 7 at The Open Book, 671 Maltman Drive in Grass Valley. Moyer is the author of three books addressing the need for reform in the assessment and treatment of the mentally ill. His books are entitled, “Too Good to be True? Nutrients Quiet the Unquiet Brain,” 10 Ways to Keep your Brain from Screaming, ‘Ouch!’” and “Beyond Mental Illness.” The public is invited and admission is free.

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