Off to a Great Start!
June 30, 2016
The annual Walk for Hope… Depression and Suicide Awareness event will be held on Sunday, August 14, 2016 at Northwood University (Midland, MI). This 5K walk/run purpose is to raise awareness about mental wellness, suicide and the importance of seeking support. To save lives, the stigma of depression and mental illness must be removed, allowing people to seek help freely. We need more trainings to help educate people in our community and to make change in treatment for those struggling with suicidal thoughts.
This annual Walk for Hope expects to see more than 1000 people gather in support of this cause. All profits raised will be used in the Great Lakes Bay Region to host local and statewide programs, events and trainings. Live entertainment, resource tables, hands-on healing activities, and light snacks will be provided. This year we have a youth area coordinated by Leadership of Midland. Event will be held rain (indoors)or shine. Untimed & family friendly. Non walkers are welcome to join us.
Guest Speakers include Kevin Fischer, the executive director of NAMI (National Alliance for Mental Illness) and survivor of his own sons suicide. Local people will share their testimonies and a book signing from local author Barb Smith in the ‘iMPOSSIBLE” project Book