Darnestown Presbyterian Church has formed a Virtual Walking Team to raise awareness of mental illness and raise funds for the important work of NAMI MC, the National Alliance on Mental Illness in Montgomery County, MD. During these pandemic days, NAMI's services are needed more than ever.
People in most communities do not know how to talk about mental illness. Church should be a safe place where an individual can share their health stories, support each other and swap doctor's names. It's easier for us to talk about cancer than it is about mental illnesses. Why, when 1 out of 5 individuals will have or have had a mental illness event like anxiety or depression in their lifetime? One out of five people also means we all know someone. Through education, NAMI helped our church community in Darnestown, MD become a much more open and available place to discuss all types of mental illnesses.
Please JOIN OUR DPC TEAM by registering to "walk" with us, or supporting our team by making a donation to a team member listed on our ROSTER. Donations on this page are fast, secure, easy and a receipt will be sent to you. Darnestown Team Page
To share this link with all of your loved ones on Facebook, start on Darnestown Team Page then scroll down to the Facebook icon to begin.
All funds raised go directly to NAMI MC to provide support, education, and advocacy to individuals and families right here in our community. NAMI MC went to ZOOM within seven days of our lock down. All of their support groups and various classes are held on ZOOM.
Your support means a lot to our Darnestown community, our DPC team. Help us help those in need. If you are able, please make a donation to a "walker" on our Roster @ Darnestown Team Page .