Mental health awareness is a topic that is very important to me, having struggled with anxiety and depression, and having many friends and family members who live with these conditions and more, each and every day. My cousin Ashley introduced me to NAMI, National Alliance on Mental Illness a few years back when she was fundraising for their annual 5K Walk and Run in NYC. When she mentioned her idea to me of holding a fundraiser for her NAMI Walk team this year at Overthrow New York, the boxing gym that I currently work at as Event Manager, I was all in. Together we bring you Fight The Stigma, A Mental Health Awareness Boxing Class + Discussion. We will begin with a high-intensity boxing class, followed up by a panel discussion fighting the stigma of what mental illness looks like, as well as highlighting the therapeutic uses of CBD for anxiety, depression, and muscle aches.
- Ashley Johnston- NAMI Advocate + Athlete
- Ida Lomibao-Kashif – Former Bodybuilder + Raising Awareness for Postpartum Depression
- Cynthia Scott- NAMI Volunteer
- Steven Phan- Owner of Come Back Daily
- Moderated by Andrea K. Castillo (me!)
All info is below. You may register here. Looking forward to fighting the stigma with you!
Date + Time: Saturday, April 20, 2019 at 4:20 PM
Location: Overthrow New York | 9 Bleecker St., New York, NY 10012
CBD demonstrations by Come Back Daily
CBD cocktails by Care Division
Benefiting: NAMI, National Alliance on Mental Illness