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.
I have always wanted to participate in a NAMIWalk because I think it is vitally important to decrease the stigma surrounding mental illness. I personally have many diagnosed mental illnesses and they do not define me or change who I am. I also work in the mental health field as a counselor and have seen too many people get beaten down by their illnesses.
I am lucky to have supportive family and friends willing to walk with me and help me to end the stigma!
Did you know that :
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.