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. 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.


Become A Sponsor

There are numerous ways corporations and organizations can partner with NAMIWalks to help build better lives for families and individuals in Greater Kern County affected by mental illness. Click here to download our Sponsorship Brochure to find out more.

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