Seniors Walking for Mental Health Awareness
This team has been created to raise funds for all the Walk Agencies participating in the Walk For Mental Health Awareness Houston because more help is needed to help individuals of all ages.
Funds raised will be evenly distributed to all agencies.
While some adults go through life managing a chronic mental illness, mental health problems can also appear late in life. Sometimes mental health deteriorates in response to a stroke, Parkinson’s disease, cancer, arthritis, or diabetes, and even some medications. Older adults without a history of substance abuse may abuse medications, alcohol, or drugs.
Suicide is also risk among older adults.
Older adults have the highest suicide rate in the country.
- Those aged 85 and over have the highest suicide rate; those aged 75 to 84 have the second highest.
- Older adults’ suicide attempts are more lethal. For those 65 and older, there is one suicide for every four attempts compared to one suicide for every 20 attempts for all other age groups.
There is no fundraising minimum to participate, and we encourage you to set a high goal, at least $500. You have nothing to lose and so much to gain. You will not be contacted if goal is not accomplished! All funds raised is appreciated and accepted! Go Team!
*All funds raised will be evenly distributed to all participating walk agencies.