Virtual mental health walk to raise awareness on Saturday

DELAWARE – This Saturday, one organization in Delaware wants you to talk about mental health during their virtual Day of Hope.

The event is virtual this year because of the pandemic, but in years past it’s been a huge walk that has drawn people out to get some exercise and raise awareness of mental health.

It’s hosted by the National Alliance on Mental Health of Delaware who says even though the event is virtual this year, it’s really all about raising awareness which can mean just having a conversation about mental health, words we use to describe symptoms of mental health, and learning how we can help loved ones who may be struggling.

Dr. Joshua Thomas, the Executive Director of the Organization, says it’s important to talk about mental health even though it may be uncomfortable.

“Right now, our collective mental health needs are at an all time high, as you can imagine, one in three U.S. adults is reporting that they are experiencing the symptoms of depression and anxiety during the pandemic,” Dr. Thomas said.

Getting involved is easy – this Saturday all you have to do is get outside and go for a walk and you can share that on social media. Or, even better, just start a conversation about mental health because the day is really all about awareness. For more information you can visit NAMI’s website.

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