NAMIWalks—Changing Minds…One Step at a Time — is a nationwide even held in 83 communities around the country.  It is the largest anti-stigma effort in Northern California and America.  It raises public awareness about mental illness and allows individuals with mental illness and their families and friends, as well as the larger community, to gather for this special day.  Our NAMIWalk’s have hosted over 1,500 participants from Sacramento and the surrounding communities.

The goal of the WALK is to raise both money and awareness for the need of our community to support a world-class treatment and recovery system for people with mental illness.

While NAMI Sacramento is the host affiliate for the Northern California NAMIWalk, the proceeds from the Walk will benefit the following local NAMI Affiliates:  Amador, Calaveras, El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Solano and Yolo.

The funds that are raised through this WALK are used to support various NAMI programs that are offered at no cost in our community, including:

  • Basics
  • Family-to-Family Training
  • Family Support Groups
  • Peer-to-Peer Training
  • Peer Support Groups
  • Crisis Intervention Training
  • In Our Own Voice presentations
  • School presentations
  • Community Outreach and Education

The success of the Northern California NAMIWalk comes through the establishment of Walk Teams.  The formation of each team helps to spread awareness about the work that NAMI does for mental health in our community.  We support our team captains with tips about how to manage your team.

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