Thousands are expected to turn out today (1pm) to raise awareness of mental illness as NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) holds walks in the Twin Cities and Rochester. Sue Abderholden says it’s a difficult journey through mental illness, and people don’t always receive “get well” cards or have hot dishes brought to them. Abderholden says, “The more that we talk about it and raise awareness about it, the more that people get the support that they need to get better…. No one gets through a serious illness by themselves.”
Abderholden says recovery is absolutely possible. “Sometimes it takes a little while to figure what medications will work and what therapy is really working, but most people actually do get better, and I think that’s really important,” she says.
This is the 12th year for NAMI’s 5-K walk in the Twin Cities.