This Saturday I will join thousands of Angelinos participating in NAMIWalks Los Angeles County 2015–the county’s largest event to support mental health and fight the stigma people affected by mental illness and their families face every day. The money we raise will fund NAMI’s many free support and education programs for families and individuals living with mental illness.[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ThrTNBz-CX0]
Mental health is a vital part of overall health and important to our community. It is inspiring for people of all ages, races and backgrounds to come together each year to demonstrate compassion and understanding–a sentiment that extends throughout the year and benefits all.