NAMIWalk is tomorrow! Make plans to join us!

NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (Nebraska), will hold their annual walk tomorrow morning, Saturday, June 9, 2012 at Midtown Crossing in Turner Park.  The walk will begin at 9am.  All are welcome to join our CRHD Cultural Walkers Team headed by Antonia Correa.  For more information, you can reach her at (402) 559-9660 or via email at: acorrea@unmc.edu.

Mental illness impacts the lives of at least one in four adults and one in 10 children—or 60 million Americans, and mental illnesses represent one of the leading causes of disability in the United States.  View NAMI’s newest PSA.

NAMI Nebraska is a nonprofit, grassroots organization dedicated to education, support and advocacy with anyone whose life has been touched by mental illness.  NAMI Nebraska helps unite parents, spouses, siblings, friends and people who have a mental illness together with mental health professionals to fight for improved treatment, a better quality of life and recovery. 

 We hope to see you tomorrow for this great cause!

Center participates in NAMIWalk 2011

The NAMIWalks 2011 was celebrated during a great sunny day on June 11, 2011 at Elmwood Park. The UNMC/Center for Reducing Health Disparities was represented as the “Cultural Walkers Team.” The team was lead by Antonia Correa and supported by Shinobu Watanabe, Associate Professor of Department of Epidemiology, and graduate assistants from the College of Public Health including John Ikena and Lisa Weissenburger-Moser.  The team recruited 35 walkers and raised $1,255.00. The walk was enjoyed by over 500 walkers, including Mayor Suttle who joined us for the festivities. U.S. Senator Johanns was the Honorary Chair and sent greetings.

UNMC Cultural Walkers Team

Thanks to the 17 online donors and the 35 walkers who participated in our Cultural Walkers Team and who helped make the Nebraska NAMIWALKS – Changing Minds…One Step at a Time, a success in 2011!  Every contribution helped no matter how great or small it was.  The support provided by Dr. Watanabe-Galloway, TJ, and Lisa were amazing! Let’s not rest until we have reached out to our friends, family and community to tell them how important NAMI and it’s programs are to us and ask them for their support.

Cash or check donations are still accepted through June 30, 2011.