#IAmStigmaFree #namiocwalker

October 10th my husband and I are walking the 5K NAMIWalks Orange County 2015 with team STIGMA SMASHERS. NAMI Orange County has been instrumental in my mental health recovery. Please visit NAMIWalks.NAMI.org/KittOMalley to sponsor me. Thank you!

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Stigma Smashers (Telecare Wit)

Will you be in Orange County on October 10th?
Join our NAMIWalks team:

STIGMA SMASHERS

William R. Mason Park
18712 University Drive
Irvine, CA 92612

Registration begins 8:00 am
Walk begins 10:00 am

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NAMIWalks provides NAMI Orange County with 1/3 of their operating budget, enabling them to offer free mental health educational programs, meetings and support groups.

NAMI’s Peer-to-Peer course introduced me to the concept of mental health recovery and gave me HOPE. Though I don’t currently practice as a psychotherapist, I reclaimed my training and identity as a former mental health professional when I took their Provider Education course.

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NAMIWalks Orange County 2015 follows on the heels of The Gathering on Mental Health and the Church, which runs October 7-9 at Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, CA. I attended the conference last year and plan to volunteer for NAMI at the conference this year. Speakers this year include Thomas Insel, Director of National Institute of Mental Health, and Patrick Kennedy, Founder of the Kennedy Forum and Co-Founder of One Mind. Great conference!

11 thoughts on “#IAmStigmaFree #namiocwalker

  1. e October 9, 2015 / 6:14 am

    Tomorrow is the big day! Can you believe it’s here already? I’m so proud of you!

    Cheering from the sidelines always,

    e

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    • Kitt O'Malley October 9, 2015 / 11:02 am

      Thank you, e! It’s supposed to be in the 90s! I hate the heat. Thanks for your support. Pray I do not get heat exhaustion.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. mental mommy October 8, 2015 / 9:36 am

    Thank you kitt for sharing!!! I have known about the Warren’d story, but hadn’t found this part of their ministry. 💖

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Aquileana October 8, 2015 / 3:16 am

    Way to go… I wish you much succes with the campaign…
    Good luck. Aquileana 🌹🌻🌺

    Liked by 1 person

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