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Disability Action Center NW

MAY IS MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH

Disability Action Center NW is partnering with Latah Alliance on Mental Health and other community partners to host another Mental Health 5K on May 3rd. This is the kick off event for a whole month of awareness and self care activities. Check in for the 5K starts at 4:30pm in Alturas Park in Moscow. The 5K starts at 5pm.

At the half way point in Friendship Square we will have resources, presentations and speakers, and a free raffle. And there will be a congratulatory party at the finish line with refreshments! “May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and we want to kick of the month with an in person walk,” said Sharlisa Davis, certified facilitator of the LAMI Group. “Mental illness is a disease, not a decision.”

This event kicks off the month and if someone is unable to participate in the in-person 5K they can do it virtually and share their photos or videos by sending them to hollyanna@dacnw.org lami.advocacy@gmail.com or tag us on social media using #SelfCareBeAware and follow the social media link for @DACNW and @LAMI.

Each participant receives a free t-shirt which you can pick up at the check in. To register go to this site.

The rest of the month will be devoted to a #StoptheStigma social media campaign. It’s the stigma that leaves so many people silently suffering . We will also post tips for mental health self care to try throughout the month.

One in 5 people will experience a mental health condition in any given year, and everyone faces challenges in life that can impact their mental health. While society is getting more comfortable discussing mental health, it can still be hard to know “Where to Start” when it comes to taking care of your own well-being. Join us in this month long program and learn how modern life affects mental health and use new tools to navigate our changing world.

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