NAMI-CCNS OBSERVES MENTAL ILLNESS AWARENESS WEEK (MIAW) October 7-13 with 5k walk to celebrate that the U.S. Congress has recognized since 1990 NAMI’s efforts to raise mental illness awareness . Like any physical illness, mental illness, while grossly misunderstood, is not a disorder to be ashamed of-the shame is to ignore it.
Over 400 walkers, volunteers and sponsors came together on Sunday October 7 in the Blue Star Memorial Woods in Glenview to celebrate NAMI-CCNS’s mission to provide education, support and a community of friends who understand and help eliminate the stigma that has for so long stopped people from getting the help, treatment, and support they need.
Photos: NAMI VOLUTEERS
State Rep. Biss and Gabel spoke at the NAMI walk event.
We serve (Des Plaines, Evanston, Glencoe, Glenview, Golf, Kenilworth, Lincolnwood, Morton Grove, Mt. Prospect, Niles, Northbrook, Park Ridge, Prospect Heights, Skokie, Wilmette, Winnetka and in partnership with Barrington, and Schaumburg/Elk Gove Village/Hanover)
Please sign up today at http://www.namiwalks.org/CookCountyNorthSuburban, the website will be accepting donations until December 3,2012.