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NAMI invites you to walk in support of mental illnesses

The branches joined in Albany at Newman's (Source: WALB) The branches joined in Albany at Newman's (Source: WALB)
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(WALB) -

The National Alliance on Mental Illness wants you to join a south Georgia effort to eliminate stigmas of mental illness.

Thursday evening the Moultrie and Albany branches held a kickoff for an upcoming walk.

It'll raise awareness and money for programs to help people with mental health problems which members say need to be taken more seriously.

"We look at mental illnesses as (the elephant in the room) people don't want to talk about it," said Albany branch president Tosha Dean. "And we're trying to get where everybody can talk about it so they can get help."

The walk will be a 5K which starts at the Moultrie Courthouse square. check-in time is at 9 am.

"It's going to be a family friendly day," said Moultrie branch president Shannon Bell. "We want to raise awareness, raise some money and celebrate the communities we live in and the good things happening to raise awareness towards mental illnesses.

In order to support the cause or join the walk, check out Namiwalks.org or send an email to Bell at Shann.mbell@gmail.com

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