Join the Swedish team at the NAMI Walks, Washington State’s largest stigma busting mental health awareness event on June 2nd
A Message from Dr. Sasha Waring, Psychiatrist at Swedish Medical Group.
Dear Swedish caregivers,
It is my honor to lead and represent the Swedish team at the NAMIWalks Washington on Saturday, June 9 at Marina Park in Kirkland, WA.
This annual 5K Walk event will raise funds much needed to offer educational programs and support services to individuals who experience and live with mental illness.
As a practicing child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist, I have seen firsthand the positive impact that NAMI makes for people across all ages, backgrounds and circumstances, providing critical support for those living with psychiatric illness themselves and for their family members and friends. It is particularly fitting that NAMI organizes an annual walk to raise awareness and funding for their most noble mission, as exercise, outdoor activity, and group participation are all effective interventions in the treatment of many psychiatric illnesses. With your support- be it physical participation in the walk, virtual participation from afar, financial contribution, or any combination of these- NAMI, Swedish, and other aligned organizations across Washington State and the nation can do even more to support those who most need it.
Help us reach our goal of $5,000 and join the Swedish Behavioral Health Services Team or create your own team by clicking here.