May 17, 2014, 12:15 PM
The annual Stomp Out Stigma – Walk for Mental Health is held in May in conjunction with National Mental Health Month. Planned collaboratively with and sponsored by local mental health service providers, the annual event strives to raise awareness that the stigma associated with mental illness is one of the greatest barriers that keeps people from seeking help.
Saturday, May 17, 2014
8:30 am Gathering
9:00 am Walk Start
The 3 mile walk begins in the courtyard on the downtown Pew Campus of Grand Valley State University and will travel along the Grand River's downtown boardwalk
The stigma associated with mental illness is one of the greatest barriers that prevent people from seeking help. This walk not only strives to raise awareness but encourages people to be mentally fit. All proceeds from this event benefit our Live Laugh Love Educating Youth about Mental Health and be nice. Education Programs!
Grand Valley Downtown Pew Campus
We want to say a big "THANK YOU!" to the Kent County Medical Society Alliance for choosing the MHF!
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"nice bench" event is featured on eightWest
Channel 3 story on Ted Kennedy and Lt. Governor Brian Calley speaking at the Economic Club of Grand Rapids
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The be nice. initiative was launched into Grand Rapids Public Schools on Wednesday with a be nice. workshop at Westwood Middle.
Christy Buck is appears on WZZM 13 to discuss mental health awareness.