Thank You to Everyone Who Attended and Supported MINDWALK 2018!

It was a chilly day, but there were many warm smiles on everyone who gathered together on September 30 in City Hall Park, Burlington, to stomp out the stigma surrounding mental illness.

NAMI Vermont’s MINDWalk is an annual event that raises money for free mental health programs all over the state. For over a decade, NAMI’s Walks have been the biggest stigma stomping party in Vermont, giving individuals, family members and the community a voice on mental illness and its many challenges.

There is still time to give!

Thanks to all of our donors, sponsors, and Walkers, we are currently at 86% of our 2018 goal, with $34,771 raised. We are just over $5,700 away from making our goal. The good news is that there is still time to donate to our event or to one of our teams!

The MINDWalk fundraising site is still open and will remain so for another month! Just click on the green button to make a donation:

You can also opt to send in a check or cash to be counted towards our event. Stop by our office or mail to NAMI Vermont, 600 Blair Park Road, Suite 301, Williston, VT  05495 and make sure to mark that this is for the MINDWalk 2018 event.

Funds from our walkathon support the following:

  • 17 support groups throughout the state
  • Educational trainings that include: 12-week intensive courses, one-day workshops, presentations and provider classes that focus on mental health recovery, management, treatment, and symptoms.
  • Advocacy to ensure a voice for peers and family members at the local, state and federal level to protect funding and ensure access to the right care at the right time in the right setting.
  • In Our Own Voice – an educational program in which two trained speakers share their compelling personal stories of living with mental illness and achieving recovery.

M.I.N.D. stands for Mental Illness Non-Discrimination. NAMI Vermont stands for families and individuals who need mental health care because it is health care, like any other kind of health care. We stand against mental health stigma in public policy, employment, and housing. We stand for all those who have faced hardship, crisis, death and loss at the hands of mental illness.

We stand (and we walk) for the hope of recovery and the courage of those to continue to strive for productive and meaningful lives with mental illness every day.

Please join us in giving a voice to the one in five members of the Vermont community that live with mental illness.

 

 

 

Gallery of Photos of MINDWalk 2018

   

   

   

      

   

   

   

   

   

   

   

   

   

   

   

   

      

   

      

      

   

   

   

 

We’d like to thank all of the organizations and people who made in-kind donations to help make the event a success:

Feldman’s Bagels
Bagel’s Plus
Hannafords Williston Store
Costco
Lake Champlain Chocolates
Ben & Jerry’s
Palmer Lane Maple
Maria Moore Massage
Dakin Farm
Cabot Creamery
Echo
Vermont Teddy Bear Factory

Special Thanks to our current Generous Community Sponsors for our 2018 MINDWalk!

                  

 

         

            

       

              

            

PLUS

Vermont Co-Operative Insurance Companies
Clara Martin Center
People’s United Bank
Rutland Mental Health Services
Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital
Washington County Mental Health Services, Inc.
Counseling Service of Addison County
BlueCross BlueShield of Vermont

General Dynamics Employees Community Action Committee