Tomorrow Paul Hulijich, stress expert and founder of the non-profit Mwella, will join thousands of Los Angelenos on NAMIWalks. Celebrating their 11th Anniversary this year, NAMIWalks is anticipating the largest and most successful mental health awareness and fundraising event in their history. Tomorrow’s 5K walk will launch from Santa Monica promenade.
NAMIWALKS are annual fundraising and awareness events held by local NAMI affiliates across the United States. The funds raised by NAMIWALKS pay for local education and awareness efforts including Family-to-Family training, Peer-to-Peer training and outreach programs.
The awareness generated by the walk is crucial to NAMI’s goal to eliminate the stigma that continues to surround those with mental illness and to gain support for affordable, world-class treatment and recovery systems for people whose lives are affected by mental illness. Your support can ensure NAMI and its causes are noticed and heard. Your support can transform lives. NAMI members include those who live with mental illness, and their families and friends.
Schizophrenia, bi-polar disorder, severe depression and all severe mental illnesses are simply diseases that can be overcome and enveloped into happy and productive lives. NAMI works to provide information, education, and resources to allow individuals with living with mental illness and their families and friends to move beyond stigma, to access and embrace treatment, and to regain hope.
Paul can be found before and after the walk under the Mwella tent where he will sign over 1000 complimentary copies of both Stress Pandemic and Betrayal of Love and Freedom. Paul, who is looking forward to meeting and speaking people of all ages who want to reclaim their power in life, states “I hope, most of all, that people will pause for a moment and reflect where they are in their lives—and where they are headed. We are all the same and while I wish for my story to give people hope, I want most of all to stress that prevention is better than recovery.”