Once again I will be supporting NAMI NYC and the important work they do at their annual Walk on Saturday, May 12. NAMI (the National Alliance on Mental Illness) is the nation’s largest mental health organization that helps individuals and families affected by mental illness build better lives through FREE services, education, support and advocacy.
Many of you have supported me in the past and I am extremely grateful for your donations as a vast majority of NAMI NYC's fundraising is done through its annual Gala and the Walk in May.
NAMI continues to need our help, particularly in supporting children and young adults:
-- Nearly 50% of youth aged 8-15 didn’t receive mental health services in the previous year. -- Suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death in youth ages 10 - 24. -- 90% of those who died by suicide had an underlying mental illness. -- 70% of youth in state and local juvenile justice systems have a mental illness.
Your donation will make a difference - Thank you for your support!