YMCA holds Veterans Mental Health Awareness Walk

YMCA holds Veterans Mental Health...

ONALASKA, Wis. (WKBT) - An event which sheds light on the mental health of Veterans was held Sunday Morning.

The 3rd annual Veterans Mental Health Awareness walk took place at the Onalaska American Legion. The 2.2 mile walk brings awareness to people about the mental health of veterans in the US.

Christopher Matts, wellness director for the Onalaska YMCM said the walk is about starting an important conversation.

"I think the biggest thing is that people don't want to talk about it, so what we do is try to bring more awareness to it. Hopefully we have 100 people show up today so that's 100 more people talking about mental health awareness and then on social media, everyone will share it on social media as well so that  there is more of the awareness piece out there," Matts said. 

Mental health professionals were available to provide free support for those seeking help. 

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