Mental Health Walk May 4
April 24, 2019
In effort to remove stigma attached to mental health problems, the Valley County Mental Health Committee is sponsoring a Mental Health Walk on Saturday, May 4. The event will start at 9:56 a.m. at the Valley Event Center with a couple of brief presentations, a walk to the Civic Center, opportunities to gather information, a drawing for a Yeti, some refreshments and then on the way home before 11.
Nearly one in five adults in the United States lives with a mental health condition. Stigma can make the journey to recovery longer and more difficult. In response to those facts the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), has published a personal course of action, a pledge, to help remove the stigma of mental illness:
Mental health matters to everyone.
Individuals, companies, organizations and others can all take the pledge to learn more about mental illness, to see a person for who they are and take positive action on mental health issues. Take the pledge and raise awareness.
Learn about mental health—educate myself and others
See the person not the illness—strive to listen, understand, tell my own story
Take positive action—spread the word, raise awareness, make a difference.