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17TH Annual Walk for Mental Health Awareness- May 10

NAMI Scranton Celebrates 35 Years of Bringing Mental Illness Out of the Shadows with Awareness Walk
It is free and open to the public and a light lunch will be included. For more information about this or other NAMI Scranton events call 570-342-1047.
Since 1949, May has been observed as National Mental Health Awareness Month, a time when advocates across the country draw attention to the mental health issues that affect one in four adults in the United States.  As part of its awareness activities the Scranton Chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, NAMI PA: Scranton Area, will host the 17TH Annual Walk for Mental Health Awareness. 

The Walk will take place on Saturday May 10th at the Schimelfenig (pool) pavilion in Nay Aug Park in Scranton at 10:30 a.m..


This walk and awareness fair is intended to bring the community together in support of healthy minds, healthy bodies, mental health awareness and the reduction of stigma.  NAMI believes that with the proper support, education and treatment, recovery from mental illness is possible. The key message of the Walk is that mental illnesses are treatable brain disorders but it takes community effort to reduce the stigma that has surrounded mental health for decades so that people will seek the help they need.  The good news is that when people do seek help, there are more effective treatments and supportive services than ever before.  

From its inception 35 years ago NAMI Scranton has been dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness in NEPA. Fueled by anguish, confusion and adversity, our members form a unique grassroots movement that is a catalyst for change locally and at the state and national levels all while providing support, information and education to the people of NEPA.  NAMI’s greatest strength is the dedication of our grassroots leaders and members. We are the families, friends, and individuals that serve to strengthen our community. Dedication, steadfast commitment and unceasing belief in NAMI’s mission by grassroots advocates have produced profound changes and we are inviting the community to join us in our efforts!
Please join us- you can walk, jog, ride your bicycle or bring your dog to this positive and inspiring event!  It is free and open to the public and a light lunch will be included.

 For more information about this or other NAMI Scranton events call 570-342-1047.

(Information from Marie Onukiavage,
Executive Director, NAMI Pennsylvania: Scranton Area),




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