N.H. Voices: Rochester woman seeks to raise $$$ to help treat mental illness

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I am from and live in Rochester. I am choosing to walk for the NAMI 5k Walk on October 6th in Concord, NH. The reason why I am choosing to walk for NAMI is that I have struggled with mental illness my entire life and I know the hardships and the recovery of mental illness.
Recently, I was in the hospital because of my mental illness, and the time that I have spent trying to rise above, I started researching things that I could do. Because mental illness runs in my family, and within myself, I felt strongly to walk for those that struggle with mental illness. I have created a team, I am the team captain, and I am raising money for NAMI.
NAMI stands for National Alliance for Mental Illness, and provides resources, groups, and advocates for those that are struggling with a mental illness. I figured being a part of the NAMI 5k Walk would help give me purpose and meet other people going through similar things.
The walk starts at 9 a.m., but the walk starts at 10 a.m. There will be live music, entertainment and a bbq at the walk. It will be located at the Soccer Field on S Fruit St. in Concord.
If you would like to join my team called In This Together, or donate, please follow my link at You can click the button Join My Team or you can click on the button Donate. My goal is $1,000. I feel that there is a lack of resources in the mental health world, and so many people go untreated, remain on waiting lists, politics and stigma. I want to get this recognized.
- Brittany Eldridge
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