NAMI-support letter facts August 18 (1)
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
Transcripts - NAMI-support letter facts August 18 (1)
NAMI Georgia is committed to helping relieve the suffering and improve the quality of life for
Georgians living with mental illness and their families. All across the state our chapters provide
support right in your community through support group meetings, educational classes, and mental
health information. These groups provide a place that offers respect, understanding,
encouragement, and hope.
NAMIWalk Georgia in Atlanta is an opportunity to help support these programs. The proceeds from
this walk will go right back into your community, helping your friends, family, and neighbors living
with mental illness.
Each year, thousands of concerned citizens in over 92 communities across the nation walk together
to raise money and awareness about our country’s need for a world-class treatment and recovery
system for people with mental illness.
NAMI Gwinnett is providing an opportunity for you to help through our NAMIWalks event.
This event will be held at:
Grant Park – Sept. 26, 2015
Distance 5K – Check-in Time: 9:00 am - Start Time: 10:00 am
Join our Team, Make a Donation: http://namiwalks.nami.org/jjohneasy
We depend on generous volunteers to raise funds and awareness.
One in five families will be affected by some form of mental illness. These chemical imbalance
illnesses of the brain can turn lives of promise into costly lifelong struggles that can include crisis
events, hospitalizations, incarcerations, unemployment and homelessness. Over 90% of the 30,000
suicides each year are people suffering from some form of serious mental illness.
Mental Illness treatment funds and policies are set by state government in association with
incentives from the federal government. A unified statewide advocacy approach is the most effective
means to move Georgia State Government toward evidence-based and cost effective treatments
that can provide positive and productive outcomes. The funds raised in our walk help support crisis
intervention training for law enforcement officers, education for families dealing with the many types
of mental illness and lobbying efforts at the state and national level.
Information and Facts on Mental Health: http://nami.org/Learn-More/Health-By-the-Numbers