NAMI introduces people in Rockford to alternative therapies

ROCKFORD (WREX) — While people walking by Rockford City Hall might have seen dancing, drawing and yoga, it was actually a group of people practicing therapy.

NAMI of northern Illinois brought in three experts to talk about alternative therapies.

The purpose of the event is to give people another form of therapy to help bridge the gap between counseling appointments.

Additionally, leaders of NAMI like board member Xavier Whitford hope events like tonight help people open up about mental health.

“We know that stigma lies around mental health and suicide in general,” Whitford said. “What we want to do is offer people the opportunity to share their story because when you share your story, it gives other people the opportunity to share their story.”

NAMI will also host a mental health rally at Veteran’s Memorial Hall on Friday.

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