On May 19, 2016, Patrick Taylor, Alex Vassiliadis and Nate Perez (NAMI Champaign County Illinois) embarked on a cross country road tip in the famous and brilliant Chicken Car with the main purpose of raising awareness for mental illness. They will be holding separate events in the cities that they stop in. They will speak about their personal experiences with mental illness, pass out educational resources of their own, and allow people to purchase MIA Tour merchandise. The revenues earned from such merchandise will go directly to mental illness non-profits in the United States, the most prominent of which will be NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness). You can go to their Facebook page: mentalillnesstour and view their video blogs, which document the amazing people and intense emotions felt throughout this life-changing trip. They also have a website: http://miatour.wix.com/miatour2016 They update their posts daily to share with their followers.
On Monday, June 27, 2016 at 7:00 pm the Group will be at the Idaho Cancer Center, 3245 Channing Way, Idaho Falls, Idaho. They want to meet as many people as they can, so are inviting everyone to come. They will talk about their experiences with mental illness. Through starting the conversation, they hope to diminish the stigma associated with mental health conditions, start a change in our community and hopefully change the way the United States looks at mental illness. Hope you will help us get the message out to the public.