Join us at the Madison Area YMCA's The Mind Matters 5k - Mentally Healthy, One Stride at a Time on Sunday, May 15 at the Madison Area YMCA's Family Center in Madison, NJ. All proceeds raised through the 5K will benefit the Madison Area YMCA's Programs that Heal the Whole Person: Emotionally, Mentally and Physically.
As mental health is rapidly becoming a leading issue across the nation, the YMCA has taken steps to raise awareness and lower the stigma associated with mental illness. The 5K will highlight and support the following three programs associated with the YMCA.
Project Community Pride of the Madison Area YMCA, a youth counseling program that has joined the Y as one of its community-based programs, is an important extension of youth development services for children, teens and their families throughout the Madison Area YMCA’s service area. The program was made possible through the collaboration of community leaders and the municipalities and school districts of the Chathams, Florham Park and Madison.
Paths to Wellness: The Madison Area YMCA offers enriching community wellness and health-enhancing programs including LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA, a cancer survivors’ program and Delay the Disease, a Parkinson’s disease wellness program. By focusing on the whole person and not the disease, Paths to Wellness programs help people in spirit, mind and body.
The Madison Chatham Coalition is a community prevention organization funded by the Office of National Drug Control Policy and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The Madison Chatham Coalition seeks to establish and strengthen community collaboration, educate youth and adults about the risks associated with underage marijuana and alcohol use and to subsequently reduce youth substance use. Community members and partner organizations come together to address underage drinking and the illegal use of marijuana through the implementation of effective and strategic prevention initiatives to affect community-wide change.M adison Chatham Coalition's mission is to prevent and reduce youth substance use through education, collaboration and community-wide change.
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