Leslie Handler

Team Captain Walking Warriors NAMIWalks Mercer County NJ

When I was growing up, my mom suffered from mental illness.  Back then, you didn't tell anyone about this.  So we just swept it under the rug and pretended that it didn't exist.  My mom and our family members suffered in silence without help. Please help me end the stigma of Mental Illness by teaching Americans that getting a Mental Illness is no different than getting Cancer or Heart Disease. You have no control over whether or not you are stricken with the illness. 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.

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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