NAMI “End the Stigma” Awareness Walk
On October 9, 2021, the City of North Little Rock’s Fit2Live Director, LaKaisha Shelby, coordinated with departments to put together a team to walk in the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) “END THE STIGMA” 5k run/walk for Mental Health. The event had over 500 participants from different organizations to help end the stigma during Mental Health Awareness Month. Mental health stigma prevents us from talking openly about mental health issues and prevents those in need of help the most from seeking it. The cost to business and society is high. The good news is businesses that strive for a stigma-free workplace will not only save in healthcare and other costs they will become better places to work. Unaddressed mental health issues can hold back your entire organization and not just those directly affected. More information about NAMI – https://nami.org.
Central Arkansas Heart Walk 2022 The City of North Little Rock employees, through the Fit2Live Department, participated in support of Central Arkansas Heart Walk 2022 for a 1-mile walk through North Shore River Trail. Cardiovascular disease occurs every 39 seconds and is the No. 1 killer of all Americans. Heart disease also kills more women than all forms of cancer combined.