NAMI Walk in Candler Park on Saturday, October 1

Sep 15 2011

Submitted by Edi Guyton:

NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS

GEORGIA NAMI WALK

OCTOBER 1, 2011 IN CANDLER PARK

Registration 10:00 am, walk 11:30 am, then picnic lunch

The Georgia NAMI Walk is on Saturday, October 1, 2011 at Candler Park in Atlanta.  The walk is a time for celebration, picnic and fun with family and friends.  Bring your children, relatives, friends, even your dog (on a leash).  The DEKALB PACERS team is going to set the pace for the walk.  

The walk is the main support for the National Alliance on Mental Illness.  We provide free support and education for people with mental illness and for family and friends, training for police and security officers to respond safely and knowledgably to situations involving a person in a mental health crisis, educational programs for parents and teachers and communities.  NAMI DeKalb has two Connection consumer support groups with two meetings weekly and a Family Support Group.  This year we had a Peer to Peer Program and two Family to Family programs. Every month, we have an excellent social and educational meeting.  All NAMI services are free!!!  We need your support to keep on setting the pace for work in mental health.

Get more information and register online by going to www.namiga.org.  Click on Register to Walk at the top right.  Click on join a team (DeKalb Pacers) or on Donate to a Walker (one of our Pacers).  If you want to form your own team, please get in touch with me. 500-800 walkers are expected.

I encourage you to support NAMI DeKalb.  Walk with us if you can.  Donate if you cannot. Any questions, contact Edi Guyton.