NAMIWalks: May 30 Day of Hope

May is normally our happiest month at NAMI. It marks Mental Health Awareness Month. And the third Sunday in May is when we hold our annual NAMIWalks Northwest event, the largest mental health awareness event on the West Coast with some 7,000 participants.

We aren’t able to gather in person this year, but we can and will gather in spirit. Despite our new challenges, we still need hope in our lives.

On May 30, NAMI Walk sites from around the country are holding a National Day of Hope — a virtual gathering where we’re asking individuals and families to do something meaningful in recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month.

We hope you’ll still register as a “walker” for the NAMIWalks Northwest presented by Providence Health & Services at namiwalks.org/northwest. You’ll receive our messages of hope that you can share with your family and friends.

We hope you’ll also help us raise funds to continue offering our free education, support, and awareness programs for Oregonians across the state. Our easily accessible, high impact programs will be increasingly needed as we continue to endure upheaval in our lives.

What can you do?

  • Walk a 5K in your neighborhood.
  • Share a quiet moment with your family.
  • Plan a craft day with your children.
  • Practice self-care with a favorite hobby: yoga, gardening, knitting

Then join us on social media (@namioregon) and share your story and pictures of hope:

#namiwalksthisway
#mentalhealthforall
#youarenotalone