The Portage County Chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) will hold the 6th annual “Walk for Recovery” on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at the United Church of Christ in Kent, located at 1400 E Main Street. Registration begins at 9am and the walk will begin at 10:45am. Participants will walk approximately two miles, from the church to downtown Kent and return.
Before the walk steps off participants and community members are welcome to attend an awareness presentation on the drug epidemic in Portage County at 9:30am. The Portage Health District will train attendees on the signs of an overdose and distribute naloxone kits to county residents. Local musician David Stump will perform his new song regarding addiction before the walk.
Donations will be used to support Portage County mental illness family support groups and classes as well as efforts to fight the stigma of mental illness. To find out more about our local NAMI chapter, visit

To register for the NAMI Walk, call 330.673.1756 ext 201.


  1. —-fight the stigma of mental illness –NAMI Walk September 23

    September 23 is my birthday, I’ll be 80… I’ll celebrate it without telling people there is a stigma to mental illnesses, thank you.

    Harold A. Maio, retired mental health editor

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