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NAMIWalks 5K Coming Up This Saturday Walks Against Mental Illness Stigmas

Join NAMIWalks 2018 in Marquette, Michigan. (Photo of NAMIWalks Detroit, 2017)

Join NAMIWalks 2018 in Marquette, Michigan.
(Photo of NAMIWalks Detroit, 2017)

Marquette, MI –  August 14, 2018  –  Mental illness is a serious issue in today’s society. It keeps us from being our best selves. It keeps us from being active or doing the things we used to love. It keeps us from connecting with the people we care about. And in the worst cases, it takes those people we care about away.

NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is taking a stand against disorders like Depression, Anxiety, and even Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. NAMI is raising awareness about mental illness and raising funds to help individuals, families, local schools, businesses, and more. By eliminating the stigma associated with mental illness NAMI hopes to improve early diagnoses rates and help treat more people.

While the organization headquarters is in Virginia, we have a real chance to help people right here in Marquette. The group has branches in numerous states throughout the country and now, our Upper Peninsula community can help make a difference with NAMI. We’re just three days away from the 2018 NAMIWalks 5K a Mattson Lower Harbor. NAMIWalks is the largest and most successful mental health awareness and fundraising event in the country, so get involved, because mental illness effects everyone.

We look forward to seeing your teammates, friends, family and many more as we walk to cure stigma in the Upper Peninsula. To learn more about the walk on Saturday, August 18th, check out the NAMIWalks: Northern Michigan page.

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