General Hospital’s Risa Dorken has been very open about her bipolar diagnosis and is a big advocate for helping those with any mental illness. Now she’s making sure she’s walking the walk.
Risa Dorken — Brand Ambassador
The Nurse Amy Driscoll actress shared her story on co-star Maurice Benard’s State Of Mind podcast in the past and often takes to social media to talk about what she’s gone through.
On May 21, Dorken will be heading to Grand Park in Los Angeles to serve as an ambassador for NAMIWalks Your Way, a fundraising effort by the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.
“I am so honored to be an ambassador this year for #NAMIWalksLACounty @namiglac raising funds and awareness,” the actress wrote on her Instagram account. “During the most challenging time in my life, this organization showed me that I was #NotAlone with my Bipolar 1 diagnosis.”
Dorken will serve as team captain for Team Risa. She expressed how the organization’s programs help those living with mental health conditions and their loved ones, and it’s something dear to her heart.
“We’ll cheer each other on while raising our voices to be heard, united in our commitment to raise awareness of our cause, funds to drive NAMI’s free, top-rated programs, and build community in every sense of the word,” she wrote on her participation page. “Let’s open up doors for everyone from every walk of life to have access to the mental health resources and community they deserve.”
For those interested in donating to the cause, visit Risa Dorken’s page here. Dorken’s goal is $1,000, and she is about 30 percent there as of this writing.
“I would be so grateful if you added yourself to my donor list,” she said. “Every dollar makes a difference, so whatever you can offer will be appreciated by our local NAMI and me.”
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