Friday, May 6, 2011

May is Mental Health Month

In order to raise awareness regarding both mental health conditions and the importance of receiving help, May is designated as Mental Health Month. Throughout the month organizations such as the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) are hosting events to decrease the stigma that prevents people from getting the appropriate help that they may need.

One such event to raise both awareness and donations is the 8th annual NAMI Walks fundraiser that takes place in over 80 communities throughout the country. The uplifting attitude by both walkers and volunteers truly demonstrates the spirit of the event and I encourage all to participate in this year's walk.

Posted below is a flyer distributed by NAMI and for more information about the walk or to donate to this worthy cause please click here to visit the NAMI Walks website.
Namiwalk Flier