NAMI Yolo hosts Mental Illness Awareness Week events

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NAMI Yolo County has teamed up with the Save Pine Tree Gardens Committee and the UC Davis Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion to host Mental Illness Awareness Week, Oct. 5–10. The free virtual events include:

* Monday, Oct. 5, at 6:30 p.m. — A virtual talk with author Maggie Newcomb on her journey from bipolar disorder and psychosis to stability and joy, described in her book “Chocolate Pudding in Heaven.”

* Wednesday, Oct. 7, at 7 p.m. — Rally for Recovery: A Virtual Video Premiere. Learn about local accomplishments, as well as a video of local faith and community leaders lighting candles of hope to demonstrate NAMI-Yolo’s tradition of resilience, wisdom, and support.

* Friday, Oct. 9, at 2 p.m. — The UC Davis Campus Community Book Project hosts a virtual talk on mental health and resilience with Dr. Hendry Ton, associate vice chancellor for health equity, diversity and inclusion at UC Davis. The 2020-2021 book project features “Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, & Me” by Ellen Forney, a graphic memoir about bipolar disorder.

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