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KMHS wraps up awareness campaign

Rebecca Wilson understands there is a stigma that surrounds mental illness and she is working to correct it. Wilson, the spokesperson for Kitsap Mental Health Services, said the organization is making a major push to educate the public about mental illness.

“I think it’s probably that people don’t understand what causes it,” she said. “I think it’s still a mystery to most of the public. It tends to be a disorder that folks blame the victim for because they don’t understand it.”

Throughout May, KMHS has been putting out an aggressive awareness campaign to coincide with national mental health awareness month. The message that it is possible to recover from mental illness has been on banners over streets, on flyers and the KMHS board members have been doing speaking engagements

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