FSA Counseling Center’s Zombie Apocalypse 5K raises awareness about mental health

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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV)– More than 50 participants gathered for the Zombie Apocalypse 5K to raise money for FSA Counseling Center in Terre Haute.

 The center provides low-cost mental health services to those who are underinsured.

Jaymie Wood, FSA’s Executive Director said the pandemic has affected a lot of people mentally.

“Mental health has always been serious, but it’s finally getting a little bit of spotlight because so many people are suffering from anxiety and depression. There’s a lot of isolation going on.”

Zombies stayed tucked away in the woods waiting for runners to pass by and go after their flags.

Runners also ran in two separate waves to increase social distancing. One runner said he was happy to participate for a good cause.

“We have isolation going on. We have a huge divide in politics. There are so many stressors out there and it’s very important to come together right now. We’re all on the same team,” Adam Buck said. 

Wood said it’s their hope that the community prioritizes their mental health.

“We’re here to say you’re not alone. You can get help and reach out,” Wood concluded. 

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