Walk to raise awareness for mental illness - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Walk to raise awareness for mental illness

NAMI Walks 2016 (Source: KPLC) NAMI Walks 2016 (Source: KPLC)
LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) -

The largest mental health awareness fundraiser in the country is coming to Southwest Louisiana tomorrow.

The National Alliance on Mental Illness is hosting 85 of their NAMI Walks around the country this year, and you can participate in one in Lake Charles Saturday.

Starting at 8:30 a.m. participants will begin a 5K walk starting at the Lake Charles Civic Center.

According to the NAMI website, over 40 million adults experience mental illness every year.

It also states that suicide is the third leading cause of death in youth ages 10 to 24.

Saturday’s walk in Lake Charles has already raised over 45 thousand dollars, over half of their goal.

For more information on the NAMI Walk tomorrow, visit their website, or for more statistics on mental illness click HERE.

Copyright KPLC 2018. All rights reserved.

  • More Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • Southwest Louisiana Booking Report: July 18, 2018

    Southwest Louisiana Booking Report: July 18, 2018

    Thursday, July 19 2018 8:48 AM EDT2018-07-19 12:48:58 GMT
    (Source: MGN Online)(Source: MGN Online)
    (Source: MGN Online)(Source: MGN Online)
    Kia Shayree Bougere, 22, Lake Charles: Criminal trespass, resisting an officer, possession of drugs, child desertion Bond: $6,000. Shane Dwayne Lowe, 42, Longville: Possession of drugs. Bond: $2,500. Britney Alexis Levier, 29, Iowa: Direct contempt of court, possession of drugs, driving on roadway laned for traffic, child passenger restraint system, illegal carrying of weapons during a crime in presence of drugs. Bond: $12,750. Clint Lee Mott, 34, Sulphur: Tail lamps, flight from a...More >>
    Kia Shayree Bougere, 22, Lake Charles: Criminal trespass, resisting an officer, possession of drugs, child desertion Bond: $6,000. Shane Dwayne Lowe, 42, Longville: Possession of drugs. Bond: $2,500. Britney Alexis Levier, 29, Iowa: Direct contempt of court, possession of drugs, driving on roadway laned for traffic, child passenger restraint system, illegal carrying of weapons during a crime in presence of drugs. Bond: $12,750. Clint Lee Mott, 34, Sulphur: Tail lamps, flight from a...More >>
  • Rob Robin got his broadcast start in the U.S. Air Force

    Rob Robin got his broadcast start in the U.S. Air Force

    Thursday, July 19 2018 8:29 AM EDT2018-07-19 12:29:28 GMT
    KPLC-TVKPLC-TV

    Many of our viewers remember Rob Robin when he delivered his weathercasts, but they may not know that Rob got his start while serving in the Air Force. 

    More >>

    Many of our viewers remember Rob Robin when he delivered his weathercasts, but they may not know that Rob got his start while serving in the Air Force. 

    More >>
  • Sunrise Birthdays: July 19, 2018

    Sunrise Birthdays: July 19, 2018

    Thursday, July 19 2018 8:17 AM EDT2018-07-19 12:17:48 GMT
    Happy Birthday to our Sunrise Birthdays: July 19 Damarcus Guillory, 18 Dianne Smith Elayne Griffin  If you want your birthdays featured on 7News Sunrise, send your pictures at least five days in advance to birthdays@kplctv.com. Please include the name, age and date of birth. Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights reserved.More >>
    Happy Birthday to our Sunrise Birthdays: July 19 Damarcus Guillory, 18 Dianne Smith Elayne Griffin  If you want your birthdays featured on 7News Sunrise, send your pictures at least five days in advance to birthdays@kplctv.com. Please include the name, age and date of birth. Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights reserved.More >>
Powered by Frankly