News from DAC NW

Mental Health Walks/5K

We are expanding our Mental Health 5k’s to Moscow and Post Falls this year! DAC partners with NAMI, LAMI, WRAP, The Latah Recovery Center, Optum and others to host this event. May is Mental Health Awareness Month and we will be having a kick off event April 9th to celebrate. The goal of the event is to end stigma surrounding mental health and to expand services in our areas.

“Mental illness is a disease, not a decision,” said Sharlisa Davis, DAC Board Member and creator of the event, now in its 3rd year.

All are invited to join in the family friendly event. Come in costume, wear your t-shirt, post about ending the stigma and you can be entered to win prizes! The walk will culminate in a presentation, in person and virtual, with speakers, snacks and drinks, and resources for mental health in our area. If you register now you will receive a t-shirt and bright green shoe laces, plus other swag. Make a short video about what mental health means to you on our tribute site:

“We had 240 participants last year and expect even more this year,” said Vicki Leeper.” Everyone can take part, wherever they are and show support for those living with mental health issues, and work to increase access to mental health services. “It’s time to change the image surrounding mental illness. It needs to be treated like any other health issue so people can feel ok about accessing the help they need. And it needs to be covered by health insurance as a vital part of our overall health.”

One of the areas we focus on is speaking to yourself nicely. Replace self-sabotaging thoughts with encouraging ones. Positive affirmations can be as simple as “You’ve got this” or “You’re ok”. TIP: Talking to yourself in the third person (You) is more effective than first person (I).

Registration is open now at 

505 North Main Street
Moscow ID 83843
(208) 883-0523 VOICE-TDD
(208) 883-0524 FAX
(800) 475-0070

330 5th Street
Lewiston ID 83501
(208) 746-9033 VOICE-TDD
(208) 746-1004 FAX
(888) 746-9033

3726 E Mullan Ave
Post Falls ID 83854
(208) 457-3891 VOICE-TDD
(208) 457-3893 FAX