The National Alliance on Mental Illness helped establish this as a way to raise awareness of mental illness, and help educate the public.
We spoke with local representatives from Hamilton Center about Mental Illness Awareness Week.
Hamilton Center says a lot of people associate mental illness with the chronically ill when in fact it covers a lot of services for all ages.
"We offer services to early childhood ages 3-5 all the way to child adolescents, as far as services for young adults as well as all the way to geriatrics," said Emily Owens of Hamilton Center.
Log onto Hamilton Center's website for more on the services it provides.