Stand Up to Stigma 5k walk/run planned in Redlands – San Bernardino Sun



After a two-year hiatus, Loma Linda University Behavioral Health Institute’s Stand Up to Stigma 5k walk/run will return May 15.

The event aims to overcome the stigma of mental health issues and to promote treating mental illnesses as other health problems are treated, according to a news release.

Registration is $15 for adults and $10 for students and includes a T-shirt, runner’s bib and refreshments for the first 800 paid participants.

The event begins with check-in at 7 a.m. at the Behavioral Health Institute, 1686 Barton Road, Redlands, followed by the walk and run at 8 a.m. and post-race bash with photo booth and more opening at 8:30 a.m.

Information about mental health will also be available at the event.

“Around the country, organizations like ours strive to raise awareness for and educate the public about mental illness and, in doing so, reduce and eliminate stigmas and other misconceptions about mental health,” Edward Field, vice president and administrator of the Loma Linda University Behavioral Medicine Center, said in the news release.

For information and to register, go to LLUBMC.org/StandUp.



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