I am running in the Mental Health Awareness and Suicide Prevention 5K on May 6th, 2017. Many people do not understand the magnitude of metal health and how it impacts millions of people. Many disorders go unrecognized even though they can affect the outcome and quality of life. I think its very important for us to come together and spread awareness for such an important cause. Being a physician and someone who works with behaioral health facilities every day, I see the perseverence of these organizations and how hard they work to help spread awareness. Whether it is through a donation or even a conversation, we have the ability to educate others and create opportunities for individuals affected by mental health disorders to rise to their challenges. Come fight with me!