This week, beginning Monday Oct. 8, is Mental Illness Awareness Week.
National Day of Prayer for Mental Illness is Oct. 9.
In recognition of the National Day of Prayer for Mental Illness and the partnership between Generations Health Association and First Baptist Smartt, 4907 Manchester Highway in Morrison, local residents are invited to a special time of prayer for anyone with a family member suffering with mental illness.
Representatives will be at the church from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for all to stop and pray for God’s hand to work in the lives of those struggling with mental illnesses. Beginning at 5 p.m., there will be a devotional time, a corporate moment of prayer, and sharing of information about the illnesses.
With 1-of-4, possibly more, suffering with mental illness, prayer is a way for God’s people to participate as a way of making others more aware of the hardships related to mental illness.
There will be coffee and cookies offered throughout the day for those who stop to pray. No money is required, just prayer and fellowship for all.