The Walk for Mental Health Awareness – Houston is all volunteer nonprofit that hosts an event to help create a positive community experience with regards to mental health issues. The Walk also has the mission to raise awareness and funding for Greater Houston area non-profit agencies and programs that provide mental health services.
The Walk Houston is a family (with strollers) friendly event. Children 15 and under enter free; does not receive a t-shirt.
*** Off-site parking at the parking lot located at 2520 Houston Avenue Houston, Texas 77009. There will be shuttling beginning at 6:15AM to 8:10AM. Then return shuttles will begin at 9:20AM.
The 9th Annual Walk for Mental Health Awareness - Houston 5K Walk & Mental Health EXPO is all about Changing Minds, Changing Lives
in how everyone approaches Mental Illness/Neuropsychiatric Illness. On Saturday, October 12, 2019 we will gather at Stude Park and we invite you to join us for a fun morning to raise funds and awareness for Greater Houston area mental health nonprofit agencies and programs. Join the conversation. Take action. Make a difference. It affects all of us. 5K Walk:
$30.00 online registration fee (age 15 & older)
$35.00 day of event fee (age 15 & older)
*Walkers ages 14 and younger may register for free but will not receive a t-shirt.
1031 Stude St., Houston Texas 77007
Check-In Begins: 7:00AM
Walk Begins: 8:00AM
MH EXPO Begins: Following the 5K WalkMental Health Expo:
After the 5K walk concludes, the “Mental Health Expo” begins. This is where our mental health service sponosrs and exhibitor providers network with participants of the walk.Children's Corner:
The “Children’s Corner” is a pro-active learning area offering information on childhood mental illnesses. Fun activities such as bouncy house, crafting activities, and puppet show. *Please be aware this is not a diagnosis.*Pup Tent:
The Walk Houston is dog-friendly and we encourage all participants to bring their dog to the walk. However, all dogs must be on a leash and collar. It is scientifically proven a dog benefits a person with a perceived mental illness. Treats and water station provided by Bayou City Veterinary Hospital and Unity Solution. Types of Teams:
Walking for an individual non-profit where 90% of funds raised are sent to the specific agency.
- Each participating non-profit agency will have their own walk team.
Walking for an all-agency team where 90% of funds raised are evenly distributed to all participating non-profits
- The all-agency teams will be expanded to include not just businesses & social orgs, but also demographic groups. Examples of Team Labels – Seniors, Educators, College Students, Veterans, Engineers, Catholics, Baptists, etc. raising funds for all agencies.
- Examples of Team Names - Seniors Raising Funds for all Mental Health Agencies, UH Alumni Walking for Mental Health Awareness, Unitarian Universalists for Mental Health, Creatives Walking for Mental Health etc.