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LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) -

Southwest Louisiana recognized "Mental Illness Awareness Week" with a candlelight vigil on the Lakefront.

NAMI of Southwest Louisiana said it's another way they are raising awareness for those living with the disease and for their caregivers.

Several people spoke publicly about their struggle with mental illness and the reasons it's so important to erase the stigma and get people the help they need.

"Mental illness as we see everyday on TV is an issue all over the country and the world. And we need to address that and we need to help those who are suffering from this disease and get them the help they need. We need to let them know that they have the potential to live a normal life," said Judith Weinfurtner.

NAMI will host their 15th annual Membership Dinner on Thursday, Oct. 10 at Treasures of Marilyn at 6 p.m. Then on Friday, NAMI will have their "Cruise for a Cause" dinner cruise aboard the Lady of the Lake. The cruise is set to depart at 7 p.m. from L'auberge and returning at 9:30 p.m. 

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