Who Are We:
Established in 2010 as the Walk to Washington, DC for Depression Awareness to later transforming into the Walk for Mental Health Awareness - Houston in 2011, the Walk Houston is a full voluntary run organization with the sole purpose of raising mental health awareness and funding for local non-profit agencies. We now have our event held during National Mental Health Week in October in Houston Texas.
Our Mission Statement:
The Walk for Mental Health Awareness – Houston is a community based event that helps raise awareness and funding for Greater Houston area non-profit agencies and programs that provide mental health services; creating an environment for our positive public dialog.
Our Vision Statement:
For those struggling under the weight of depression or a mental illness, past failures, or harmful relationships, every-day-living can feel like a death sentence. The physical, mental and emotional suffering steals the heart out of life and if left untreated, will ultimately destroy them. There is help and there is hope, but you can only find this by reaching outside of yourself. The Walk for Mental Health Awareness – Houston is a celebration of the hope of life after mental illness and a call to action by people in our community.
JOIN A TEAM* AND SUPPORT OUR POSITIVE PUBLIC DIALOG AND HELP END THE STIGMA!
*To create your own team for an agency; email your desired team name and your beneficiary walk Agency to Trinidad@thehoustonwalk.org.
For an example: Patrick Walkers (desired team name) | The Walk Houston (chosen walk agency | Team will be listed as: Patrick Walkers – The Walk Houston
My name is Max and I am living with Anxiety, Bipolar, and Depression. While the good days outweigh the bad, the bad days hit me hard. When they do, I write down my emotions, trying to get these emotions out of me. I share them with the world, not because I'm looking for attention, but because someone else is feeling the same way I am but does not know how to express it.
I am not alone with my afflictions. I am reaching out for help and in turn willing to help others. If you need to talk I will listen. Contact me.