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2018 Mental Health Capital Advocacy Walk
October 6, 2018 at 9:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT$25
One out of 100 people live with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) — a serious mental disorder affecting not only the lives of those who struggle with it, but also those of their family, members, friends and loved ones. OCD is one of many mental health conditions, which altogether impact 1 in 5 people in the US alone. On Saturday October 6th, 2018, OCD and related disorders community members from around the US — and across the globe — will gather together with our partner communities in Washington D.C. to kick off International OCD Awareness Week with the Mental Health Advocacy Capital Walk.
The event will aim to:
1) Increase public awareness about mental health conditions (with a specific focus on OCD and related disorders), their impact on all those affected, and resources available,
2) Build a broader mental health community consisting of those living with a variety of mental health conditions and those who support them, and
3) Provide tools for individuals to advocate for the mental health community — both for themselves and in their local and larger governments — as they seek out treatment and additional support.
Please join the IOCDF and its partnering mental health organizations as we walk in our nation’s capital to ensure that all those affected by any mental health disorder have access to the resources they need and have the opportunity to lead full and productive lives.
To learn more and register, visit iocdf.org/capitalwalk today!