May is Mental Health Awareness Month!
Each year millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental illness. During May, NAMI joins the national movement to raise awareness about mental health. Each year we fight stigma, provide support, educate the public and advocate for policies that support people with mental illness and their families.
May 1 – Mental Health Awareness Month begins
May 5 – #GivingTuesdayNow. Learn more and support NAMI at https://namibouldercounty.org/giving-tuesday/.
May 5-9 – Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week
May 30 – NAMIWalks Your Way. Register today and VIRTUALLY walk with Team NAMI Boulder!
May 30 – National Day of Hope.
See the full list of Mental Health Events in May at https://namibouldercounty.org/events/.
Throughout the month, NAMI will feature personal stories from real people experiencing mental health conditions. You can submit your story at nami.org/yourstory. By reading about lived experience, we aim to make people feel less alone in their mental health journeys. Read personal stories submitted by others at https://www.nami.org/Personal-Stories
Compassion, empathy and understanding are the antidote to stigma. Your voice can spread the cure. Join NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Together we can #CureStigma. https://www.curestigma.org/
Mental Health for All: A National Day of Hope
On May 30, NAMI communities across the country will come together in a day of solidarity and awareness for our annual NAMIWalks event. The day itself will be called Mental Health for All: A National Day of Hope.
This year, NAMIWalks will become a virtual experience. NAMIWalks Your Way means what it sounds like: you get to make NAMIWalks your own. You can walk a 5K at home or do something else meaningful and fun, and share it here. Please join the NAMI Boulder team and together we can show our committment to improving the lives of those with mental health conditions and their families.
Now, more than ever before, fundraising for NAMI is crucial. People living with mental health conditions are counting on funds raised by people like us to ensure that programs continue to serve those in need. Please make a donation or ask for donations and help us to reach our goal. Thank you!