L.A. County Cracks Down on Price Gouging, Fines Up To $10,000 Per Violation

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Call for marathon runners to support GROW

first_imgNewsCommunitySportCall for marathon runners to support GROWBy Staff Reporter – October 24, 2019 157 Green Ribbon Month aims to help end stigma and discrimination about mental health Karen seeks mental health support for cancer patients Linkedin Hand photo created by katemangostar – www.freepik.comAs athletes are putting in their final preparations for the Dublin City Marathon, one of Ireland’s leading mental health support groups, GROW, is calling on participants from Limerick City & County to consider raising funds for the charity.For those who have not yet selected a charity, GROW is asking that they consider contacting family, friends and colleagues and encouraging them to make a donation. As a result, not only will you enjoy the personal satisfaction of completing the marathon, but doing it in aid a charity will make it even more worthwhile as GROW meetings are held regularly throughout Limerick City & County.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up It would be particularly fitting to support GROW as the charity is celebrating its 50th anniversary of providing support within the community to people dealing with all types of mental health challenges.Joan Diffley, Jacki Hehir & Michael Crowe called on athletes to lend support to GROW and help people recover from mental health issues.“The challenges that athletes face during training and the marathon itself are similar in many respects to the challenges faced by people who struggle on a daily basis with their mental well-being. GROW’s recovery programme prepares people to take small, but very significant and practical steps towards achieving their ultimate goal of personal recovery.“What is unique about GROW is that it is a community-based organisation that provides support and education around emotional and mental wellbeing through weekly free meetings. “These meetings provide mutual help, understanding and encouragement to those who are struggling with any aspect of mental health from depression to stress, anxiety, loneliness or isolation and to those experiencing financial and physical difficulties,” explained Joan Diffley, Jacki Hehir & Michael Crowe.International research on GROW’s group method shows that “over a period of time they need significantly less professional help and have less chance of relapse. They are significantly more likely to be in employment and will have wider support networks. They are also more likely to reduce, or dispense with, medication”.If you are interested in supporting GROW you can donate on www.grow.ie www.facebook.com/GROWIreland/, alternatively contact the charity on email at [email protected] or GROW Office, 33 Henry Street, Limerick, Tel: 061 318813 for sponsorship cards. If you, or anybody you know, could benefit from GROW please contact us at this number. Limerick Post Show | Limerick Mental Health Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Mental Health Charity Let’s Get Talking open new outreach in Midwest Print WhatsAppcenter_img Previous articleKate’s fundraiser leaves its mark on family and friendsNext articleLimerick Post Show | Keywest Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook TAGScharitydublin city marathonLimerick City and CountymarathonMental Healthsupport Email Advertisement Text for mental health supportlast_img read more