Promoting recovery and improving quality of life
for Virginians with serious mental illness.
Advocacy Day 2014 Mental Health Advocacy Day A Success!
Thank you to everyone who joined us for Mental Health Advocacy Day 2014 to raise their voice for mental health. More than 200 advocates from across the state came together for this important and inspiring day. Dozens of visits were conducted with legislators and legislative aides about the key issues facing mental health advocates this session.Read some of the media coverage here (Washington Post) Mental health advocates try to seize the moment in Virginia and here (Daily Press) Citizen-lobbyists speak up for mental health.
NAMIWalks is the largest mental health awareness event in the state of Virginia. We had a banner year in 2013, raising more than we have raised in any other year ($200,000) and attracting more than 1,000 participants from around Virginia. NAMI Walks is a primary fundraiser for our education and support trainings and programs, which are offered free of charge, and helps to sustain our advocacy work as well. Thanks to all of our sponsors, walkers, and volunteers- we could not have done it without out. Learn more here.