NAMIWalks Your Way Los Angeles County

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NAMIWalks Your Way Los Angeles County 2021 Schedule

Thursday, May 20th

Mental Health & Me: NAMIWalks Edition with Jess Rodarte

Thursday @ 1 pm via Instagram Live
Athlete and mental health advocate Jess Rodarte joins Sally Sagario to discuss her mental health journey and the role that exercise has played
Watch it on our Instagram @namiglac

Sound Mind Mental Health Music Festival

Thursday @ 7 pm
This live drive-in event and global Livestream held at the Ventura County Fairgrounds will bring together artists, speakers, and a coalition of mental health organizations to build community and open dialogue around mental health through the power of music. All proceeds from the event support NAMI.
Purchase tickets here: soundmindlive.org

Mental Health Action Day

NAMI Greater L.A. County is proud to be a participating partner in the first-ever Mental Health Action Day on Thursday, May 20th when we will encourage and empower people to take the next step for #MentalHealthAction.
Learn More: MentalHealthActionDay.org

Saturday, May 22nd: United Day of Hope

Morning Meditation with Cheryl Tchir

8:00 am via Zoom
Join Cheryl for a brief mindfulness meditation to launch you into your day
Join the practice here

Welcome to NAMIWalks L.A. County w/ NAMI Greater L.A. County CEO,
Brittney Weissman

8:30 am via Instagram & Facebook Live
Brittney and Davi kick off the day with a few highlights of what NAMI has been up to since we saw each other last and a sneak peek at what some of the NAMIWalks Your Way L.A. County teams will be doing to celebrate
Instagram | Facebook

NAMIWalks Your Way L.A. County Opening Ceremony

9:00 am via Facebook & YouTube
Come together in unity with L.A. City Mayor Eric Garcetti, County Supervisor Kathryn Barger, Dr. Jonathan Sherin, Director of L.A. County Department of Mental Health, longtime NAMI advocates the Sagario Family, and NAMI CEO Dan Gillison and Board President Shirley Holloway, as we welcome you to the United Day of Hope and discuss why mental health matters more than ever.
Facebook | YouTube

Mindful Movement with Kat Maisano Fitness

10:00 am via Facebook
Fitness Trainer Kat Maisano, @keepgoingkat, leads us through a custom workout to add a boost of energy to your day in a short amount of time, with minimal equipment
Facebook

Closing Ceremonies

3:00 pm via Facebook & YouTube
NAMI CEO Dan Gillison and Board President Shirley Holloway wrap up the day with a message of hope
Facebook | YouTube

ALL WEEK

Sharing your plans and stories

NAMIWalks L.A. County has always been about having fun and fostering connections to end the stigma around mental health. As you share your plans for NAMIWalks Your Way L.A. County and your pre/mid/post-event pics and stories, tag @namiglac and use the hashtags #NotAlone and #NAMIWalksLACounty so others can see you, too!

Share and win 🎉🎉🎉

We've got prizes for the most spirited team, most creative team, and our much loved, and now more inclusive, best-dressed pet contest (all-species welcome), so don't forget to tag your photos using our hashtags and tag @namiglac in your stories

Event Date:

Saturday, May 22, 2021

 

Location:

Virtually Anywhere!
 
Participate in NAMIWalks Your Way through social media and our Live feeds
 
Share your day with us!
Tag @namiglac in your posts and use hashtags #NAMIWalksLACounty and #NotAlone

Event Time:

8:00 AM - 3:00 P

Contact Us:

Questions? Contact:
  
Davi Weber, Manager, NAMIWalks
 

Mail Checks to:

NAMIWalks L.A. County

3600 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1804

Los Angeles, CA 90010

Join us for A United Day of Hope

For the second year in a row, NAMIWalks will be a little different — while making a lot of difference. It’s going to be “your way,” just like 2020’s phenomenally successful events — as we prove our resilience by stretching our limits anew and making the event our own.

Our collective mental health needs are at their greatest now.  One in three U.S. adults reported experiencing depression or anxiety since the pandemic began. NAMI’s programs and advocacy are needed more than ever, and with your help, we are pleased to present NAMIWalks Your Way on Saturday, May 22, 2021,

What is NAMIWalks Your Way? 

On May 22, 2021, NAMIWalks will be a virtually virtual experience, united with NAMIWalks across the country. NAMIWalks Your Way means instead of putting one foot in front of the other, you get to put one feat in front of the other: participants get to use their creativity, with the main rule that we continue to advance towards our goal by leaps and bounds. The choice is yours on how you want to make this spring’s event fit into this spring’s reality.

Creativity Rules: What participants are doing on event day

  • Walking 7,000+ steps for a 5K their way
  • Planning a craft day with their kids 
  • Holding a virtual bake-off with their team   
  • Practicing self-care with a favorite hobby: yoga, gardening, knitting 
  • Doing a 5K on the treadmill or stationary bike 
  • Creating a safe and socially distanced stroll in their neighborhood  

Take photos and videos and share your activity on your favorite social media with the link to your walk fundraising page and the hashtag #NotAlone. Together we can make a difference for people affected by mental illness,

The only limit of NAMIWalks Your Way is staying safe, healthy, and inspired. Share your ideas with us!

Your Business Can Join L.A. County’s Mental Health Movement, Too!

Companies, large and small, are growing in awareness of the importance that mental health plays in a happy and productive workforce. Becoming a sponsor of NAMIWalks LA County demonstrates your commitment to ending the stigma that causes many individuals to delay the treatment they need. Your support will allow NAMI Greater Los Angeles County and its affiliates to provide services that are necessary to help Angelenos and their families impacted by mental illness, at no cost to them. For more information about sponsorship opportunities, click here, or contact Davi Weber at [email protected]

Remember: United, we insist on Mental Health for All.

 

 

 

 

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