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Join the community in helping to reduce misconceptions about mental health

Walkers and runners of all ages at the Stand Up to Stigma 5k can show their support for those dealing with mental health issues and raise their awareness of available mental health services. This fifth annual race is set for Sunday, May 21, at 8 a.m.

Event registration is $15 for adults, $10 for students, and includes a T-shirt, runner’s bib, food, and refreshments for the first 800 paid registrants. The check-in, and starting line will be across the street from the Behavioral Medicine Center at 1686 Barton Road, Redlands, California. Those interested are encouraged to sign up for the family-friendly walk/run.

This event aims to eliminate the stigma, bring awareness to, and treat mental health issues as any other health problem in our community. After the race, registrants are invited to enjoy a post-race bash featuring a photo booth, snacks, refreshments, mental health information, and more. 

“Needing mental healthcare is no different than needing care from any other specialty healthcare service,” said Edward Field, MBA, vice president and administrator of the Behavioral Medicine Center. “By coming together with our community, we can help reduce the stigma associated with seeking care.”

To learn more about the event and register, visit LLUBMC.org/StandUp.