This spring, all roads lead to NAMIWalks Your Way: A United Day of Hope with the destination as always being Mental Health for All. Many events will coincide on May 22, 2021 and October 9, 2021.*
Last year, with so many people sheltering in place and looking out for their safety, we shifted to a virtual event, NAMIWalks Your Way, which encouraged people to use their creativity and participate however they could given their situation. Thanks to so many amazing participants, we far exceeded expectations, which were already high.
Let’s keep the momentum going this spring — as we unite across the country to insist on hope and celebrate Mental Health for All.
On the day of the event, NAMIWalks participants, mental health advocates, and NAMI partners will step up our strength and energy even further. There are thousands of ways to reach a goal — and every one is yours. Together with you, NAMIWalks remains one of the top mental health walk series in the country.
Mental Health for All — and Always. We were encouraged in 2020 to discover our participants’ remarkable resilience. Whatever reality was in place when the event was to take place, our NAMIWalks community found a way to reach their goal: Skipping rope, baking a cake, making people laugh with a stand-up act, or perhaps staging their own personal walk with some friends and family in their neighborhood. Complete with masks, of course, social distancing, and all necessary precautions.
Even if you’re isolated geographically, we’ll be united in our hearts. Depending on the local programming on May 22 or October 9, you can watch inspirational, engaging livestreams or join in a mental health conversation with other like-minded crusaders.
*Date is subject to change in some communities
We’re here for you — as you are there for your families, neighbors, and selves. Many areas are turning the corner on the COVID-19 pandemic, while much of the nation still battles the challenges this virus presents. Check out the NAMI website for updates and a COVID-19 Information and Resource Guide that answers frequently asked questions our community may have during this time.