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Mental Health Awareness Month

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

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

Throughout the month, NAMI will feature personal stories from real people experiencing mental health conditions. You can submit your story at 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

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.

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!

See the full participant guidebook here.


From Next Door To Across Boulder County

Become a Member

Become a part of NAMI Boulder County! Subscribe to the latest mental health updates, participate in an online discussion group, learn how to advocate in your community and add your voice to the mental health movement.

Get Involved

Thank you for your generous tax-deductible donation. You are helping us provide support, education, and advocacy to thousands of people living with mental illness in Colorado.

Get In Touch

The families and members of NAMI Boulder County are here to help! We offer understanding to anyone concerned about mental illnesses and the treatment of mental illness.