Sharon Orchard

Team Captain Walk Star Rock Stars NAMIWalks New Mexico

I am a NAMIWalks hero! I am walking with NAMI because the work they do is very important to me. NAMI (the National Alliance on Mental Illness) is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans impacted by mental illness.

Three years ago I attempted to take my own life because of my mental illnesses. NAMI New Mexico and NAMI Albuquerque gave me the hope that is sometimes so hard to see in the darkness of mental illness.  NAMI has helped me achieve wellness to a level that I can now give back.  I have become a NAMI Connection Facilitator State Trainer, a WRAP facilitator and a CPSW for New Mexico.  My lived experience as well as special trainings, including those from NAMI,  have made it possible for me to get a job and be able to support myself and build a brighter future.

Did you know that : 

1 in 5 adults in America experience a mental illness.

NAMI provides support, education, and advocacy to hundreds of thousands of families, individuals, educators, mental health service providers, and law enforcement professionals each year. NAMIWalks helps us continue to provide these programs at no cost to the community.

Donating to NAMI through my page is easy, fast and secure. Your donation will make a difference and help people and families affected by mental illness right here in our region. 

Thank you for supporting me! 


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