Walking For Mental Illness Awareness

A gloomy Sunday at the Perry County Park in Hazard didn’t stop dozens of people from coming out for the annual National Alliance on Mental Health walk in Hazard. The event focuses on stopping the stigma behind mental illness.”People don’t understand or they’re afraid of individuals with mental illness,” said Tarah Caudill. “They don’t understand that that’s a population that needs a lot of support.”Caudill works for NAMI in Hazard. This year the walk was a fall carnival theme for clients and workers alike. From spirit contests to pet shows and even pumpkin carving, the event lets people with mental illnesses get out and have fun.

Source: MG News

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