Loma Linda, CA: Community members support mental health awareness at Stand Up to Stigma 5k

Photo credit: Loma Linda University Health

Loma Linda University Behavioral Health hosted its 6th annual Stand Up to Stigma 5k event on Sunday, May 19, drawing over 600 participants. By participating in the event, staff, students, and community members of all ages showed their support for mental health services.   

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and events like the 5k help raise awareness and challenge stigmas surrounding mental health issues. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 1 in 5 U.S. adults live with a mental illness. 

Mental health conditions should be treated with the same care and support as other health concerns within the community, health experts say.

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