NAMI, (the National Alliance on Mental Illness) and the work they do, is very important to me. NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans impacted by mental illness. 

I have served as past President of the local NAMI Cobb affiliate and have been a volunteer teacher for the Family-to-Family caregiver's class for the past 7 years. As Programs Director, I coordinate NAMI Cobb's programs to educate others in our community about mental health conditions - students, first responders, civic groups and faith groups. Our trained facilitators and teachers empower those individuals and families most affected by mental health conditions through weekly support groups and classes. All of our programs are at no cost to the participant so your donations are crucial. Learn more at www.namicobb.org.

We are an all-volunteer organization and every dollar donated to NAMI Cobb goes directly towards our local programs. I am passionate about educating others and raising awareness to remove the stigma associated with mental health disorders as well as advocating for better care and treatment.

I am walking to celebrate our son and his inspiring road to recovery from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Major Depression. Thanks to good mental health treatment and a lot of hard work on his part, he has gone from being incapacitated to teaching fashion design at the community college and starting his own on-line business. He now designs and sews environmentally friendly women's leggings with pockets that accomodate cell phones. (Check them out at RichardBlakeDesign.com) Bill and I couldn't be prouder of his recovery! We pay it forward by sharing our experiences to encourage others and provide hope through the work of NAMI Cobb.

Donating to me through this page is easy, fast and secure. Your donation will make a difference in the lives of the 43.8 million adults who experience mental illness in a given year.

 Thank you so much for your support!

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