May is National Mental Health Awareness Month.  In recent times, attitudes towards mental health issues appear to be changing. Negative attitudes and stigma associated with mental health have reduced and there has been growing acceptance towards mental health issues and support for people with them…but we know that we still have a long way to go.  We know that one in five individuals will be affected by mental illness and we must not waiver in our efforts to support them, their families and their friends.

 

In that spirit, NAMI Scranton & Northeast region has held the Walk for Mental Health Awareness since 1997.  We put a lot of effort into making it something that will not only have an appeal to the diverse audience we invite but an event that will uphold the NAMI goals: to support, to educate, and to advocate.  

 

The event raises awareness about mental illness and give hope to family members, consumers, friends, and professionals with in the community.  Included are information tables, activities, speakers, a luncheon, and of course our awareness walk.

 

THE 2019 WALK WAS A HUGE SUCCESS!!

The NAMI Scranton & Northeast Region Mental Health Awareness Walk took place on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. on Courthouse Square Scranton. With over 200 registered walkers and dozens more that came out to show their support and enjoy a beautiful day on the square, the event was a HUGE success! We thank all those that support NAMI in our efforts to support, educate and advocate for all persons affected by mental illness in Northeast Pennsylvania.

NAMI Scranton and Northeast Region would like to say a very special

thank you our Walk Sponsors.

It is their commitment to our mission to improve the lives of everyone affected by mental illness that allows us to continue to host the

Walk for Mental Health Awareness at no cost to our participants every year!

  • CCBHO                       

 

 

                   

 

 

 

  • Damian Leone

  • Lackawanna-Susquehanna BH-ID-EI Program

  • The Spa on Cedar

  • Minooka Subaru

  • Patty & Michael Joyce

  • George's Auto Body

  • Tom Hill

  • Janice & Mark Chesna

  • Scott Family

  • Newcomer Family

  • Onukiavage Family

  • Owen & Char Dougherty

  • Katie Spencer & Family

  • Beth Perry

  • Jeri McNulty

  • Texas Roadhouse

  • Kelly Ankenbrand

  • Facebook
  • Instagram

NAMI Scranton & Northeast Region

846 Jefferson Avenue

Scranton, PA 18510

570-342-1047