Navigation Links
NAMIWalks Kicks-off “Mental Health Month”; Fun Events that Support Serious Work
Date:4/29/2010

Sponsored by state and local affiliates of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), NAMIWalks help raise funds for local programs.

(PRWEB) -- May is Mental Health Month. This weekend, Saturday and Sunday May1-2, thousands of people in a dozen states will begin stepping forward in NAMIWalks to raise public awareness about facts concerning mental illness and the need for treatment and recovery.

NAMIWalks will take place elsewhere in the country throughout the month, as well as later in the year.

Sponsored by state and local affiliates of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), the walks help raise funds for local programs, including free family education classes and support groups for individuals and families affected by serious mental illnesses.

In Greenville, South Carolina, WYFF-TV (Channel 4) reported today: “When local families can’t get the help they need, many turn to NAMI.” The station will lead its own team in the NAMI Greenville walk—just one of 45 teams from the local community.
Said one local family member: "I can't imagine life without NAMI. I thank God for them. They changed our life."

“NAMIWalks are fun events that support serious work,” said NAMI National Executive Director Mike Fitzpatrick. “NAMI’s work is about hope and recovery. The challenge exists throughout the year.”

According to the U.S. Surgeon General “mental health” and “mental illness” exist as “points on a continuum” of concerns. One in four adult Americans experiences mental health problems in any given year, while one in 17 lives with the most severe, chronic conditions.

About NAMI:
NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nation’s largest grassroots organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness. Founded in 1979, NAMI has affiliates in every state and in more than 1,100 local communities across the country. More information available: www.nami.org

###

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/MentalHealthMonth/NAMI/prweb3945514.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2010 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. GSA FASA Program Kicks-Off for eGlobalTech
2. U.S. Preventive Medicine Helps Participants of the State of Nevada Public Employees' Benefits Program (PEBP) Become Healthier
3. Canadians Leading Longer, Healthier Lives Than Americans
4. “Take Back Your Health” as Health Clubs Open Their Doors to the Public in May
5. Savvy Mom TV™ Welcomes Dr. Cynthia R. Green, Ph.D. as their Brain Health Expert
6. Can Kids Stay Healthy in Front of a Computer? DoCrew.com says Yes
7. Canada joins international network providing free access to health research
8. Fibromyalgia affects mental health of those diagnosed and their spouses, study finds
9. Civic engagement imperative for reduction of violence and improved public health
10. Hear the World Survey Reveals Growing Noise Pollution Affecting both Physical and Mental Health
11. The Kramer Group Completes Strategic Name Change to Kramer Healthcare Technologies
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/23/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... August 23, 2017 , ... ... of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons , points out that therapeutic ... suffering from pain or injury. According to the report, a wider scope of ...
(Date:8/22/2017)... ... 22, 2017 , ... The old adage “you are what ... eating healthy foods. But this well-known piece of nutrition advice ignores that an ... carbohydrates—depends not only on properties of the food but also on properties of ...
(Date:8/22/2017)... del Rey, CA (PRWEB) , ... August 22, ... ... of revenue cycle management (RCM) solutions, announced recently the availability of a new ... HIM community in appreciation for their service to the healthcare industry. E/M coding ...
(Date:8/22/2017)... ... ... “Wilderness Voices”: a collection of poetry inspired by life on a Kentucky ... published author, Martha McKown, an ordained United Methodist minister with graduate degrees in Religious ... her older sisters studied High School literature. She loved the early English folk ...
(Date:8/22/2017)... ... August 22, 2017 , ... ... is the Founder and Managing Member for t4 Leadership Development & Consulting. He ... to his definition of “success”: physician leadership development, servant leadership, data driven process ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:8/15/2017)... Inc. announced today that its fully owned USA ... York City Office in Yonkers, New York ... (TWO 2 ) homecare therapy. This new East Coast location has ... under the company,s DMEPOS accreditation for Home/Durable Medical Equipment Services. ... Advanced Oxygen Therapy Inc. New ...
(Date:8/11/2017)... 11, 2017 DarioHealth Corp. (NASDAQ: DRIO), a ... big data solutions, today announced that it will release ... and host a conference call at 9:00am ET. The ... financial results and its strategy and outlook for the ... Erez Raphael , Chief Executive Officer, and ...
(Date:8/8/2017)... Aug. 8, 2017  BioLineRx Ltd. (NASDAQ/TASE: BLRX), a ... reports its financial results for the second quarter ended ... the second quarter 2017 and to date: ... development programs for the Company,s lead project, BL-8040: ... study with BL-8040 as novel stem cell mobilization treatment ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: