I was diagnosed with chronic depression with hypomania and ADHD in 2017. When I received my diagnosis it was like a light bulb went on in my head. Oh, that's what's been going on with me! Now I'm happy and healthy, thanks to my wonderful doctors and prescriptions. Nothing wrong with a little pharmaceutical help, if it keeps my head on straight. But, my story is not what inspired me to walk.
Our team captain, Emily, has seen firsthand what tragedy can come about because of mental illness. She has seen loved ones discounted, ignored, and ultimately died because they were mentally ill. I walk for Emily and her family. I walk for myself. And I walk for those who need help and don't know how to ask. There is help out there. This is a good place to start.
Did you know that 1 in 5 adults experience some form of mental illness?
What does this mean for you?
You likely know someone or are yourself affected by mental illness. Donate today to help others and if you need help visit www.nami.org.
More about NAMI:
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.
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.