PALMDALE – Local residents are invited to the AV Mental Health Awareness Day and walk, happening from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. this Saturday, Oct. 1, at Poncitlán Square, located 38315 9th Street East in Palmdale.
Hosted by the Erick A Garcia “You Are Enough” Foundation, the city of Palmdale, and other community partners, the event aims to raise awareness and provide information about mental health, suicide prevention, and local community resources.
On-site registration starts at 7:30 a.m., and the walk begins at 8 a.m. Admission is free, with donations encouraged and a free T-shirt included with a minimum $35 donation. Participants are encouraged to register online, prior to the walk, at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/av-mental-health-awareness-day-registration-347528084857.
Following the walk, there will be free entertainment and community resources. Food trucks also will be available for food and beverage purchases. For more information about the Erick A Garcia “You Are Enough” Foundation, visit youareenoughfoundation.org.
For free local and regional mental health resources for kids and families, visit Palmdale’s mental health resource page at https://cityofpalmdale.org/987/Mental-Health-Resources. If you or someone you know is experiencing anxiety or depression and needs to talk to someone immediately, call the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health 24-hour hotline at 800-854-7771 or text LA to 741741 or call or text to 9-8-8.
[Information via news release from the city of Palmdale.]