NAMIWalks is going to be a little different this year. We’re not canceling it – we wouldn’t think of it when our collective mental health needs are at their greatest. NAMI’s programs and advocacy are needed more than ever, and with your help, we are pleased to present a walk for our times, NAMIWalks Your Way Georgia: A Virtual Event on October 10th.
What is NAMIWalks Your Way?
On October 10th, NAMIWalks will be a virtual experience and joined by NAMIWalks across the country. NAMIWalks Your Way means what it sounds like: participants get to make NAMIWalks their own. You can walk a 5K—through your neighborhood, around your backyard, on your treadmill. Or you can do something else meaningful and fun to celebrate our virtual walk day.
Click the button below for more information on how to support Nami Savannah.
While in-person NAMI Savannah support group meetings are cancelled, groups are meeting virtually by remote connection if you are interested https://namiga.org/support-groups/
Tips to cope with stress during COVID-19
- PAUSE Notice how you feel
- TAKE BREAKS from COVID-19 content
- MAKE TIME to sleep and exercise
- REACH OUT and stay connected
- SEEK HELP if overwhelmed or unsafe
NAMI Savannah serves Chatham County, Effingham County, Bryan County, Liberty County, and beyond.
NAMI Savannah is one of over 1,500 affiliates in communities across the country made up of individuals living with a mental illness and their families and friends. We are a grassroots, self-help, support, education and advocacy organization dedicated to improving the lives of all those affected by serious mental illness. Our mission is to eradicate the stigma associated with these illnesses and to promote research into the causes of and treatments for mental illness. We offer an array of free educational and support programs for individuals and their families.
We’ve been there, we understand and we can help!
Mental Illness can affect persons of any age, race, religion or socioeconomic status.
One in five American adults lives with mental illness. Individuals both diagnosed and undiagnosed with mental illness are those around us – our neighbors, our friends, family and co-workers. Four million children and adolescents in this country suffer from a serious mental disorder that causes significant functional impairments at home, at school and with peers.
Mental health disorders account for more disability that any other illness, including cancer and heart disease reports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).