Presented by National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Western Carolina and All Souls Counseling Center (ASCC), the third Annual Mental Wellness Walk will take place on Saturday, June 15 at Carrier Park.

The event will include a 5K walk, music, refreshments, and resource displays.

The Mental Wellness Walk aims to raise awareness of the importance of mental wellness and community resources that exist for people with mental health issues. Mental health was ranked one of the leading health issues facing the county according to the most recent Buncombe County Community Health Assessment with respondents reporting that mental health care was the most difficult to access.

Registration and check in will begin at 9 a.m. on June 15. The walk and program will begin at 10 a.m., rain or shine. 

Everyone should meet at Carrier Park Pavilion, 220 Amboy Road in Asheville. Register online at www.mentalwellnesswalk.org

Walkers can register individually ($10 per person) or as a team ($10+ per team) and can recruit sponsors.

All funds raised will support the work of these two organizations that provide mental health counseling, support, education, and advocacy.

For more information about the walk, email info@namiwnc.org or call 828-505-7353.

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