NAMI Walk Event this Saturday in NYCPosted: May 7, 2012
From our friends at NAMI New York, a great event to help raise awareness about mental illness:
NAMIWalks, the largest mental health education and fundraising effort in America, brings together thousands of passionate individuals and supporters to celebrate recovery from
mental illness and to help raise funds, combat stigma, and promote awareness.
NAMIWalks NYC, now in its sixth year, benefits the National Alliance on Mental Illness of New York City (NAMI-NYC Metro), the largest NAMI affiliate in the nation.
Proceeds from NAMIWalks NYC fund free support, education, and advocacy efforts on behalf of New Yorkers of all ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds who are affected
by mental illness.
NAMIWalks NYC is Saturday, May 12, 2012.
Register today at www.namiwalksnyc.org or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
NAMI-NYC METRO BY THE NUMBERS
▫Number served in 2011: 16,000
▫Increase in demand for services in past three years: 60%
▫Percent of budget spent on programs: 84%
▫Percent raised from private sources: 72%
▫Three free six-, ten-, and 12-week psychoeducation courses for individuals, families, and providers – with vital information about mental illness, care, and treatment they can’t get
anywhere else – offered in multiple locations across the city all year long
▫Over 20 support groups for parents, families, individuals, and veterans
▫Bimonthly public education events with leading mental health experts
▫A life-saving Helpline run by trained volunteers
▫A research library with computer terminals for the public
▫Tailored programming for Spanish- and Japanese-speaking families
For more information about NAMI-NYC Metro and the services
provided, please contact 212.684.3264