Run to Overcome raises mental health awareness - News, Weather and Sports for Lincoln, NE; KLKNTV.com

Run to Overcome raises mental health awareness

Posted: Updated:

Posted By: Camila Orti
corti@klkntv.com

Runners and walkers alike took part in Bryan Health's annual 'Run to Overcome' in an effort to combat depression and other mental illnesses.

Nearly 900 participants met at Southwest High School Sunday afternoon.

"You can see from the outstanding turnout, the tremendous amount of support there is from the community for mental health treatment," CEO of Bryan Health Kim Russel said.

This was the event's third year, the generating about $20,000 for Bryan Health's mental health programs.

Darrell Gressley walked with a sticker and a purpose.

"The pain of losing a child is something that I never could've imagined and I could never describe to you," Gressley said.

In January, his 21–year–old son Izak committed suicide.

"Being a long–time sufferer of depression myself, I didn't recognize the depression that he was feeling," Gressley said.

In honor of Izak, Gressley says he walks to raise awareness for depression and its treatment.

New to the run this year were several races for the kids. In an event called the 'diaper dash,' pint-sized athletes crawled about five yards to their parents at the finish line. As in past years, Run to Overcome featured a 5 and 10K.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • 511 road conditions

    511 road conditions

    511 road conditions

    Here's the latest road conditions around Nebraska: Click on this link for 511 information: https://lb.511.nebraska.gov/nelb/winterdriving/routeselect.jsf?view=state&text=m&textOnly=false Stay with Channel 8 for all weather related updates.

    More >>

    Here's the latest road conditions around Nebraska: Click on this link for 511 information: https://lb.511.nebraska.gov/nelb/winterdriving/routeselect.jsf?view=state&text=m&textOnly=false Stay with Channel 8 for all weather related updates.

    More >>
  • Check on travel conditions and school closings

    Check on travel conditions and school closings

    Posted by Channel 8 Eyewitness News 8@klkntv.com To check on the latest travel conditions as more winter weather hits the region, click on the following link:  http://www.511.nebraska.gov/   To check on the latest school closings in the area, click on the following link:  http://www.klkntv.com/link/349192/local-school-closings-dismissals-and-delays

    More >>

    Posted by Channel 8 Eyewitness News 8@klkntv.com To check on the latest travel conditions as more winter weather hits the region, click on the following link:  http://www.511.nebraska.gov/   To check on the latest school closings in the area, click on the following link:  http://www.klkntv.com/link/349192/local-school-closings-dismissals-and-delays

    More >>
  • Winter Weather Advisory calls for more snow and ice---difficult driving conditions

    Winter Weather Advisory calls for more snow and ice---difficult driving conditions

    POSTED BY:  Channel 8 Eyewitness News 8@klkntv.com The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory is in effect from 3 A.M. Thursday until midnight Thursday Night.  Counties included in the watch include: Burt-Dodge-Washington-Butler-Saunders-Douglas-Sarpy-Seward-Lancaster-Cass-Otoe-Johnson-Nemaha-Pawnee-Richardson.  Mixed precipitation can be expected. Total snow accumulations of up to 2 inches and ice accumulations of one tenth to tw...

    More >>

    POSTED BY:  Channel 8 Eyewitness News 8@klkntv.com The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory is in effect from 3 A.M. Thursday until midnight Thursday Night.  Counties included in the watch include: Burt-Dodge-Washington-Butler-Saunders-Douglas-Sarpy-Seward-Lancaster-Cass-Otoe-Johnson-Nemaha-Pawnee-Richardson.  Mixed precipitation can be expected. Total snow accumulations of up to 2 inches and ice accumulations of one tenth to tw...

    More >>
Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 KLKN. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.