Westlake Porter Public Library, NAMI Greater Cleveland and the Far West Center are partnering to host the MIA (Mental Illness Awareness) Tour 2016 and “Chicken Car” at the library on Sunday, May 22 at 2 p.m.
The MIA Tour is about “4 Wheels. 3 Guys. 2 Months. 1 Purpose.” The four wheels would be the Chicken Car. The three guys; Nate Perez, Patrick Taylor and Alex Vassiliadis, all students at the University of Illinois, on a trip that will last two months. One purpose: to end the stigma associated with Mental Illness. Nate, Patrick and Alex will talk a bit about their experiences and encourage other to share and help start a dialogue that promotes learning and understanding of the issues around mental health.
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Greater Cleveland is dedicated to empowering persons affected by mental illness and their family members to achieve a better quality of life by providing them with support, education, referral and advocacy.
The Far West Center is an award-winning community mental health center providing behavioral health services for residents of western Cuyahoga County and Lorain County. From its origins in 1974 as a grassroots community effort, Far West Center shines today as a quality regional provider of outpatient mental health services.