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2016 NAMI Walk
Help CLO's Nami Team reach their goal for the 2016 NAMI Walk on September 10, 2016 at
Cascade Township Park
3810 Thornapple River Dr. SE
Grand Rapids MI, 49546
Check in is at 8:00am, start time is 10:00am.
By walking with us, or making a donation to our team, you will help support the one in four Americans who will be affected by mental illness this year.
Every journey begins with that first step. In 2016, tens of thousands of concerned citizens in more than 84 communities across the nation will join NAMI and walk together to raise money and awareness about our country's need for a world-class treatment and recovery system for people with mental illness.
Community Living Options NAMI Walk Team
Fundraising Goal: $1,000,00
Amount Raised to date: $ 170.38 (17% of goal)
Please call 269-343-6355 or make a donation on CLO's NAMI walk team web page at;
CLO NAMI Walk Team Page
Learn more about NAMI Walks
Cell Phone Safety Awareness
National Safety Council acknowledges results of AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety Study
Itasca, IL- The National Safety Council acknowledges that the results announced by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety of a new distracted driving study, again confirm the presence and crash risk of cognitive distraction. The human brain is incapable of performing at the same time, the tasks necessary to safely operate a motor vehicle while engaged in other cognitively demanding tasks such as a phone conversation or speech to text.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has observed 10% of all drivers, at any given moment, are distracted by a cell phone. When this unprecedented level of exposure to risk is combined with the degree of risk as defined in the AAA Foundation study, it is easy to understand why cell phone distracted driving has become a public health epidemic, poised to only get worse.
"The National Safety Council joins the AAA Foundation in urging the auto industry and policy makers to carefully evaluate all the research on this issue," said Janet Froetscher, National Safety Council president and CEO. "We encourage these groups to reconsider the inclusion of communications and entertainment technology built into vehicles which allow, or even encourage, the driver to engage in these activities at the expense of focusing on driving."
In addition, NSC continues to call on all drivers to put down their cell phones when driving and pay sole attention to the critically important task of driving so that everyone can get home safely to their families and loved ones.
Auto crashes are the leading cause of unintentional death in this country. Crashes are the leading cause of death for everyone between 5 and 35 years old. About 100 people die every day on our nation's roads. The number one cause of car crashes is human error and driver distraction is the top human error. Based on this new research and many earlier studies, it is irresponsible to permit, enable and even encourage non-driving related activities that divert a driver's attention from the task of driving.
Community Living Options has implemented an annual cell phone safety awareness training to it's current curriculum. The safety of our employees and consumers are of the utmost importance to CLO. We will remain dedicated to demanding safe driving practices within our agency, and promoting safe driving through our community.
Bring Change To Mind
BRING CHANGE 2 MIND- Working to end the stigma and discrimination of mental illness. Stand up against the stigma of mental illness The fear of stigma can have a devastating effect on those living with mental illness. Change happens one person at a time.
If you are living with a mental illness, know someone who is, or just want to help, take our pledge and help end stigma.