December 4, 2022
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‘Walk for Hope’ raises awareness, funds for mental health in Raleigh

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For decades this event has helped raise millions of dollars towards a better understanding of and treatments of mental illnesses like depression, bipolar disorder, PTSD, postpartum depression, schizophrenia and anorexia.

Reporter: Adam OwensPhotographer: Josie ZimmerWeb Editor: Cory DinkelPosted Updated

START THE FIRE ACADEMY FOR NEW RECRUITS IN APRIL OF 2023. WRAL HAS REPORTED ON THE INCREASED NUMBER OF MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEMS BROUGHT ON BY THE PANDEMIC AT THE SAME TIME, IT ALSO RAISED AWARENESS OF THOSE WHO NEED HELP AND MORE TREATMENT. WRAL’S ADAM OWENS TELLS US IS THAT WAS CLEAR ON A RALEIGH STREET TODAY. >> STEVE, 10 HAUSER IS AMAZED TO BELIEVE THIS. ADAMS PARTICIPATION AT THE WALK FOR HOPE IS UP THE CROWD COVER GLENWOOD AVENUE OUTSIDE THE IN DES MOINES RESTAURANT WHERE THE EVENT WAS HELD. THIS IS THE GREATEST PRE REGISTRATION REGISTRATION ATTENDANCE WE’VE EVER HAD TO WALK RUN AND FESTIVAL RAISES MONEY FOR BETTER UNDERSTANDING AND TREATMENT OF MENTAL ILLNESS. WE ARE AWAKENING THE WORLD THAT SOMETHING HAS TO BE DONE. 10 HAUSER, THANKS TO PANDEMIC PLAYED A ROLE IN THAT AWAKENING. SO DOES ABU I REALLY, REALLY STRUGGLED LIKE SO MANY. SHE TELLS ME HER OWN TROUBLES WITH MENTAL-HEALTH WERE MADE WORSE BY THE PANDEMIC. SOME OF HER FRIENDS WHO ALSO STRUGGLED DID NOT MAKE IT WELL. SO ARE MY FRIENDS WHO I LOST. >> I’M TO SUICIDE. THEY WERE AFFECTED BY THE PANDEMIC. THEY FELT VERY ISOLATED. THEY FELT LIKE THEY HAD NO ONE TO SUPPORT THEM. NO HELP. THERE IS HOPE THAT IS CHANGING OFTEN OVERLOOKED. MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES ARE NOW HARDER TO IGNORE. THIS IS A COMING OUT PARTY FOR SO MANY PEOPLE TO SAY. >> YOU KNOW WHAT? WE CARE. IT MATTERS. LET’S DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT. ADAM OWENS, WRAL NEWS, ALL OF THE MONEY RAISED IN THE WALL FOR HOPE DIRECTLY



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