Psych Club participates in mental health awareness walk
The Psychological Association of Penn State Greater Allegheny ("Psych Club") took part part Sunday October 13 in the 2013 NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Walk of Southwestern Pennsylvania.
According to the page created by the Psych Club, "we are students from PSUGA who are interested in learning about the effects of mental illness, in raising awareness of mental illness, and raising money for those suffering from mental illness."
The students were joined in the walk by club adviser, Elizabeth Mazur, associate professor of psychology.
NAMI has as one of its goals advocacy "for access to services, treatment, supports and research" for those impacted by mental illness (www.nami.org).
This past week (October 6-12) was Mental Illness Awareness Week, established by the United States Congress in 1990 (http://www.nami.org/template.cfm?section=mental_illness_awareness_week).