Time to walk for mental illness


Deb Frick, a teacher at All Saints Catholic School in Davenport, invites people of all faiths to join her and others for the ninth annual N.A.M.I. Walk on Oct. 6 in Davenport. The two-mile walk starts at 10 a.m. at Centennial Park near Modern Woodmen Park.
N.A.M.I., National Alliance for the Mentally Ill., is part of the nation’s largest mental health organization that helps anyone with mental illness. Chapters in Scott and Johnson counties are among 84 chapters of N.A.M.I. in the U.S.
Beginning this year, the Scott County chapter has a new name: N.A.M.I. of the Greater Mississippi Valley. The Scott County office is located at 1706 N. Brady St. in Davenport.
Free classes are available to help individuals better understand a loved one with a mental illness. Free literature is available and tapes and books are available on loan.
N.A.M.I. reports that one out of five people over the age of 18 years has a mental disorder. More than 8 million people suffer depression each year and nearly 12 million children under the age of 18 years have a mental disorder.
For more information, or to register for the walk, visit the website: www.nami.org/walks, or call the office at (563) 322-8870.

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