LEWISTON, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Each year, volunteers from the National Alliance on Mental Health in Maine organize walks for mental health awareness, but in Lewiston Saturday, they tried to make a little more noise.
The Lewiston Harley Davidson hosted the second annual Motorcycle Ride for Mental Health to benefit NAMI Maine, a nonprofit to help people suffering from mental illness, and support their families.
It is estimated that 1 in 4 American adults suffer from a mental illness each year, but NAMI Maine volunteers say there is a still a stigma when it comes to mental illnesses.
"A lot of times peopel are suffering in pain and those that do come forward are faced with belittlement and criticism," said NAMI Maine volunteer Kelly Peaco. "It's important to change that kind of mentality."
NAMI Maine is now gearing up for one of its largest fundraisers, the NAMI Maine Walk, on September 29th.
For more information, check the NAMI Maine website.