Herschel Walker to visit Ft. Huachuca to talk about substance abuse and help | Events
An NFL legend, Herschel Walker will be visiting Ft. Huachuca to speak and the public is invited to attend.
Walker will be speaking on the importance of asking for help with both behavioral health and substance abuse issues. He will be speaking at the Thunder Mountain Activity Center, at 1:45 p.m., September 20. His presentation is free and open to all the public.
His personal belief is treatment begins when a service member asks for help, saying in a recent press release, mental illness and substance abuse disorders continue to carry a stigma in our society, but especially in the military community that is expected to be independent and tough. He went on to say asking for help is not a sign of weakness but many warriors fear the stigma of doing so.
Walker is visiting military installations across the U.S. to share his personal story and experience with mental illness, to deliver an important message to military personnel.
“There is no shame in asking for help, I did,” said Walker in a release promoting his presentation. So far in his presentations he has shared his message with more than 15,000 military members and their families.
After his presentation, Walker will be signing autographs. Photos will be available, and attendees are welcome to bring their own memorabilia to have him sign, but autographs will be limited to two (2) per person so everyone will get a chance to have an autograph.