NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI advocates for access to services, treatment, supports and research. NAMI affiliates and volunteer leaders work in local communities across the country to raise awareness and provide essential and free education, support and advocacy.
- NAMIWalks is about Saving Lives.
We walk for NAMIWalks because:
Mental illness affects all families and treatment works.
You save lives when you protect mental health care funding.
Cuts to state mental health care are devastating to individuals, families and communities.
When state mental health care funds are cut, we pay even more for the consequences.
Our state’s mental health care budget crisis is everyone’s problem and the solution is everyone’s responsibility.
- Mental illness affects everyone.
Nearly 60 million Americans experience a mental health condition every year. Regardless of race, age, religion or economic status, mental illness impacts the lives of at least one in five adults and one in 10 children across the United States. People living with mental illness need help and hope: they need a community that supports them, their families and their recovery, NAMI works every day to save every life.
- NAMI Programs Impact Lives in Meaningful Ways.
NAMI offers outstanding peer-directed programs in education and support. Thousands of trained NAMI volunteers bring these programs to a wide variety of community settings. These no-cost programs support families, individuals living with mental illness, students, and mental health and school professionals. Your support of NAMIWalks assures that these programs will continue in our community.
- Take that first step to improve lives.
Every journey begins with that first step! As NAMIWalks celebrate it’s 15th Anniversary in 2017, we are proud to be the largest and most successful mental health awareness and fundraising event in America! Please join us as we improve lives and our community’s one step at a time.