The last couple of years have been challenging for all of us, but if there has been a silver lining, it is that everyone is talking about mental health.
Our employers, schools, politicians, neighbors, actors, athletes, family and friends are talking about their experiences with mental health conditions and the importance of seeking help. We are coming Together for Mental Health!
In that vein, we are hosting an in-person event this year on Sunday, September 25th. We are excited to come together with our NAMI Philly community and celebrate the progress we've made toward our mission of improving the lives of people affected by mental health conditions.
We’ll have fun activities, engaging speakers, refreshments, and information about NAMI programs and other community resources. If you can join us in-person at The Navy Yard in Philadelphia, please do so! You can choose to walk the full 5K route, part of the route, or not walk at all--just come and be a part of the celebration. You may also choose to walk or participate in another activity in your own neighborhood, school campus, workplace, or local park. (Please note: Friendly dogs are welcome at NAMIWalks Philly. You may bring leashed dogs at your own risk. We also request that you clean up after your dog.)
Where you participate or what activity you do is not what’s important. Raising awareness about the importance of mental health and the rising need for mental health services is. And raising funds for NAMI Philly’s mission is. As a registered participant, you'll share why NAMI/mental health are important to you and ask family/friends to make a donation to help you reach your fundraising goal.
Get started now! The first step is to register as a team captain, member of a team, individual participant, or virtual participant.