Spotlight on mental health

Lots of people joined in a walkathon and related activities to promote mental health wellness. Photo: Wilmer Joel.

The Ministry of Health and Human Services alongside Majuro Cooperative School organized a walkathon to promote awareness about mental health earlier this month.

A great turnout of participants young and old attended the walkathon that was coordinated by Co-op High School Principal Kenneth Fernando as well as the student body government (SBG) officers and their advisors. The walk started from the school’s compound shifting to the back road of K&K then around past Marshall Islands Resort as they headed along Amata Kabua Boulevard and ended at Delap Park.

The formal program started with Majuro Baptist Christian Academy Pastor Helmer Lang delivering the invocation followed by morning exercise conducted by the SBG officers. Health Secretary Jack Niedenthal conveyed his words of gratitude and appreciation for all the efforts that were made by Co-op’s SBG officers and Principal Fernando in organizing as well as facilitating the program. Following his remarks Dr. Holden Nena shared his life experience with mental health including the transformation it made to his life.

Prizes were handed out to the participants that met the criteria of the walkathon which included Oldest Participant, Youngest Participant among many others.

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