By, Pam Teel
May is National Health Awareness month. No Stigma Network (NSN) will host its third Annual Walk to End Mental Health Stigma. NSN invites all community members to join in this important event to help raise funds for its programs and increase awareness of mental health challenges.
The Opening Ceremony is scheduled on Monday, May 1st, and the Closing Ceremony is scheduled on Wednesday, May 31st, both from 6:30- 7:30 pm. This event will be both virtual and in-person. The virtual events will be accessible to the community, and will provide an excellent opportunity to learn about NSN’s support and social programs for its members.
The in-person 5k Walk will take place on Sunday, May 7th at the Manalapan Township Recreational Center. Registration begins at 8:00 am. There will be a variety of valuable community services represented at information tables. The walk will officially open with welcoming statements from local officials and mental health advocates. This is a family friendly event, so all are welcome. Registration, with a $25 fee is required for walkers, with the exception of walkers under 12. This will be an enjoyable day outside, whether you are walking by yourself or with a team.
No Stigma Network is a grassroot, 501© (3), non-profit organization, founded in 2009 to meet the support and social needs of young adults, ages 18 and above, living with mental illness. NSN’s mission is to eliminate the stigma and bias associated with mental health challenges through support, advocacy, and outreach to the community. Over the years, many NSN members have achieved success and independence, in part because of NSN’s support and encouragement.
No Stigma Network has no paid staff, and is operated by dedicated volunteers who donate their talents and time to ensure rewarding and enriching programs for these young adults, all free of any charges. NSN relies completely on grants, donations, and fundraising.
For further questions or information, please contact Shrabanee Shah at 732-533-7632 or email: email@example.com.
No Stigma Network is Hosting Its 3rd Annual Walk to End Mental Health Stigma
By, Pam Teel