May is Mental Health Awareness Month and the National Alliance of Mental Illness-NYC Metro will hold its eleventh annual NAMIWalks NYC event on Saturday, May 12, 2018 at the South Street Seaport Promenade. Filmmaker and mental health advocate Paul Dalio who wrote, edited, produced and scored the film “Touched by Fire” will serve as NAMIWalks Champion.
As the largest mental health event in the country, NAMIWalks NYC will host 5,000+ walkers as they travel over the Brooklyn Bridge and back to the Seaport Promenade for a post-walk wellness fair that will include activities such as free massage, yoga, basic health screenings, raffle prizes, and more. Proceeds fund NAMI NYC-Metro’s free support and education programs for families and individuals living with mental illness.
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NAMI-NYC Metro advocates for access to services, treatment, support and research, and is steadfast in its commitment to raise awareness and build a community of hope for all of those in need.
NAMIWalks NYC promotes awareness, fights discrimination, and raises funds for mental illness. Together we will walk to support families and individuals with mental illness and to eradicate the discrimination they face every day. Proceeds from NAMIWalks NYC help create a welcoming community of free support for people living with mental illness and their families and friends. NAMI NYC-Metro’s programs are an essential boost to care and treatment, offering support groups, classes, lectures and social time together, all at no-cost to the user.
Funds raised from NAMIWalks NYC will also provide no-cost education to tens of thousands of New Yorkers including: four signature, multi-week education courses; bi-monthly public education events with leading experts; and more than 20 support groups for families and friends caring for an impacted loved one facing a mental illness diagnosis. Serving 16,000 New Yorkers annually, NAMI-NYC Metro works collaboratively with state and national affiliates to educate the public, advocate for legislation, reduce stigma and improve the mental health system
For more information, please visit www.namiwalksnyc.org.