BOSTON - The Boston 25 News team proudly partnered up with the National Alliance on Mental Illness to help de-stigmatize mental health conditions and promote awareness.
On Saturday morning, Boston 25 News anchors Mark Ockerbloom and Vanessa Welch, along with reporters Crystal Haynes and Elysia Rodriguez showed their support by walking 5km along the Charles River.
Terrific turnout today for the @NAMIMass walk! @VanessaWelch25, @crystalhaynes @ElysiaBoston25 & I enjoyed meeting so many great people as we help end the stigma of mental illness. Also nice sharing the stage with a legend, Liz Walker. Hats off to all involved! #Boston25Cares pic.twitter.com/XjRTw1K1cZ— Mark Ockerbloom (@ocktalks) May 19, 2018
Starting at the DCR Artesani Park, participants helped spread mental health awareness and support NAMI efforts.
NAMI is currently supporting Massachusetts legislation to expand Crisis Intervention Team training for police and first responders.
CIT training across the state would improve police response to people with mental health conditions.
For more information on the organization, their efforts and future events, you can visit the NAMI website by clicking here.
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