Teams up with Byram Hills in a Run for Hope!
Team Daniel is getting ready to follow up its successful Miles for Miles fundraiser in 2015 with another 5K cross-country run and ‘go as far as you like’ track walk in support of mental health. The event will be held at Byram Hills High School on June 5, 2016 with registration from 8-9 a.m. or on active.com(search for ‘Team Daniel’) with the run/walk, food, entertainment, awards and raffles from 9AM to noon.
This year we are again thrilled to have four time Boston and New York marathon winner Bill Rodgers join us, along with State Senator David Carlucci and mental health advocate Hakeem Rahim.
1 in 4 people in the US live with mental illness, including 1 in 5 children; our children are more stressed, anxious and depressed than ever and suicide is the second leading cause of death in young people ages 15-34.
Team Daniel advocates for the best care for people living with serious persistent mental illness, including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and major depression, and would add eating disorders to this list.
We support programs for suicide prevention, advocate for the use of integrated medical and mental health care, and believe that treatment for addiction needs to address co-occurring, underlying mental illness. We will have representatives from many mental health organizations available to speak to including NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Westchester, Brain and Behavior Research Foundation, Mental Health Association of Westchester, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and the Harris Project(advocates for treatment of addiction and co-occurring mental illness).
Please come join us and make a difference in the life of someone living with mental illness. Team Daniel…Running, Relationships, Research and Recovery. Tteamdanielrunningforrecovery.org