MCKEESPORT, Pa. — For the fourth year, students in the Psychological Association of Penn State Greater Allegheny (Psych Club), along with campus faculty and staff, will participate in the NAMIWalks Southwestern Pennsylvania event on Sunday, Oct. 1. The event is a 5K benefiting the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). According to club officers Ke’ira Williams and Livia Bodner, the walk is the club's first major event of the 2017-18 academic year.
NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness and their family members. It relies on contributions and fundraising for its programs. According to their website, the southwestern Pennsylvania event is NAMI’s largest and most successful mental health awareness and fundraising event in the country. Previously, young adults from the organization have spoken to psychology classes at the Greater Allegheny campus about their experiences living with mental illness.
To join or donate to this important cause, go to www.namiwalks.org. In the search box, type "Penn State GA."