From coast-to-coast and around the globe, mental illness affects everyone. Every year, regardless of race, age, religion or economic status, mental illness impacts the lives of at least one in four adults and one in 10 children across the United States—that is nearly 60 million Americans. The St. Croix NAMI Affiliate group is reaching out for your support. The local organization is dedicated to improving the lives of families and individuals affected by mental illness across the St. Croix Valley region. The 10th Anniversary 5K NAMI Walk is scheduled for Saturday, September 22, at 1 p.m. at Minnehaha Park Minneapolis, MN.
Learn more about the NAMI Walk St. Croix Valley Group on this video.
This year’s walk includes an exciting lineup of events. These include:
- St. Croix Valley Affiliate team goal of $5,000 to support NAMI’s programs locally
- Music by the soul-funk-R&B band High & Mighty
- Picnics, team photos, t-shirt contest, face painters, speakers
- Tree of Hope – artwork and stories shared
The St. Croix Valley Affiliate Hudson Hospital teams up with HealthPartners at the NAMI Walk Minnesota this year. Funds raised through the local NAMI Affiliate team provide education and support through support groups like Person to Person, Family to Family, and In Our Own Voice. They are also advocates influencing social, legal and public policy issues. For more information on how you can join the team or support a walker visit http://bit.ly/QZqDh7
NAMI In Our Own Voice Seminar Opportunity
This upcoming seminar hosted by Hudson Hospital & Clinic is an example of NAMI education and support in our community. In Our Own Voice is a public education program that gives those who have struggled with mental illness the opportunity to share their story and experiences of coping with and recovering from their mental illness. Join us at this seminar, Wednesday, September 12, 6:30 – 8 p.m., Hudson Hospital Conference Center, to learn more about the NAMI organization, hear compelling stories and engage in discussion and questions with the presenters. Presenters Randy Baar and Linda Johnson are trained consumer speakers for NAMI. To register call, 715-531-6250.