If you have a passion for raising awareness, and a desire to help reduce the social stigma that plagues mental illness, come join the NAMI Walk of Greater Houston! NAMI, or the National Alliance on Mental Health, is a non-profit organization formed in 1988 by a group of family members whose relatives were greatly impacted by mental illness.
Their mission is to improve the quality of life for those affected by mental illness through community education, support, and advocacy. The Greater Houston chapter of NAMI offers various free programs to people who have a desire to understand the hardships that accompany mental illness, and for those who are affected themselves, to become greater self-advocates.
The NAMIWalk strives to make these programs possible through monetary donations and to strengthen the level of awareness of mental illness throughout our Houston community, with more than 500,000 Houstonians facing the daily challenge of a mental illness.
This year’s walk will take place on April 12, 2014 at Sam Houston Park and is the largest and hopefully most fruitful mental health fundraising event in America! You can form a team to walk, participate as an individual or apply to volunteer to help make the walk possible. Registration is open now so come join the effort to stomp out the stigma surrounding mental illness!