Richmondites invited to stroll collectively to boost consciousness for psychological well being

Richmondites are invited to hitch an area charity to unfold psychological well being consciousness, one step at a time.

Group Psychological Wellness Affiliation of Canada (CMWAC), a Richmond non-profit charitable group, will host a psychological well being stroll on July 16 on the South Arm Park on Williams Rd.

“The purpose of the occasion is to get folks exterior of their houses, get folks to speak about psychological well being points with out feeling embarrased or ashamed by it,” mentioned Ahlay Chin, the strolling occasion organizer and founding father of CMWAC.

As an avid walker, Chin mentioned she feels strolling collectively as a gaggle is not going to solely assist folks preserve match but additionally make them really feel supported.

“Strolling can kill unhappiness. Many people who find themselves fighting psychological well being points will really feel they don’t seem to be alone anymore after hanging out with others. Hopefully, the strolling occasion can be reworked right into a dialog hub to facilitate conversations and help one another,” mentioned Chin.

Anybody can simply present up on July 16 at 10 am at 9020 Williams Rd.

In the meantime, refreshments will even be offered on-site following the lengthy stroll.

Chin can also be encouraging folks to comply with her on Instagram through the use of the hashtag #breakthestigma.

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