Run Walk for Mental Health Awareness
Release Date: Fri., Mar 10, 2017
Run For Mental Health Seeks to End Stigma and Promote Mental Health Awareness
Set for Thursday, May 25 at Derryfield Park, The Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester’s Lite up the Nite for Mental Health 5k hits close to home for many in the community who are challenged with mental illness.
“I can't wait for this years walk/run. I did it, for the first time last year, and it was amazing!!! Also my first 5K ever! Mental Health is something I've been struggling with since childhood, and I truly hope events like this can help bring more awareness to the community, and help end the stigma!!!” said M. Trouville
Designed to raise awareness about the importance of mental health as well as physical health, this year's event will offer wellness information and new activities such as a Zumba Class, a Stomp out Stigma table and more, along with lively DJ music for all to enjoy. Participants are also asked to wear bright or neon apparel as a show of support for mental wellness.
Statistics show that 1 in 4 people today are affected by some form of mental illness and there is a need to keep the conversation in the forefront. Lite up the Nite for Mental Health is currently the ONLY run/walk for mental health in the state of New Hampshire.
Last year’s event included more than 200 runners and raised nearly $15,000 for mental health awareness & outreach.
To Participate in this community event register at: Run for Mental Health
Early registration rates of $20 per person are in effect thru April 16th.
The Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester is the largest outpatient mental health provider in the State. Serving over 11,000 children and adults per year, the organization provides behavioral healthcare to the citizens of the following townships; Manchester, Bedford, Goffstown, New Boston, Auburn, Candia, Hooksett and Londonderry.