Welcome to MINDWALK 2018!

Join us on Sunday, September 30, 2018
at City Hall Park in Burlington, VT
Check in at 1 pm, Walk starts at 1:30 pm!

NAMI Vermont’s MINDwalk 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.

It’s not too late to register!

Join us on Sunday, September 30! Register yourself, create a team or join an existing team and start raising donations today!

Unable to walk with us on September 30, but still want to participate? Choose one of our other personal challenges.

  • Walk a 3K in your own town and on your own time.
  • Volunteer to help out at the NAMI MINDWalk with set up, registration, clean up, etc.
  • Pledge to have 10 conversations about mental health with your neighbors and friends in your community.
  • Pledge to be #StigmaFree and take the quiz at curestigma.org to help reduce the stigma surrounding mental illness!
  • You can also donate to an existing team or make a general donation. (Choose “General Donation” in the drop down menu when prompted.)

(Or make a general donation to NAMI Vermont by clicking here.)

Want to see the route we are walking? Need help getting registered and your team page started?
Below is a list of downloadable materials that you can use to help you get started on your fundraising journey. If you would like other materials like team business cards, MINDWalk posters, collection envelopes, receipts and more, fill out a materials form and send it back to walk@namivt.org or mail to 600 Blair Park Road, Suite 301, Williston ,VT, 05495.

MINDWalk Materials List

Help us spread the word! Click here for wording you can use in your local Front Porch Forum!


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.



Are you interested in becoming a 2018 sponsor for the MINDWalk? Every journey begins with that first step, and now, more than ever, we need your support to help raise awareness and stomp out the stigma surrounding mental illness. We hope you will take that step with us!

There are numerous ways organizations and businesses can partner with us for this event. Click here to download a 2018 Sponsorship Proposal. Fill out the form and return with a check or click here to pay online (specify that this is for a sponsorship):

Sponsorship Levels

We also encourage you to register a team, get pledges and walk with us on September 30. Together we can make a difference!

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








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

Lamoille County Mental Health Services
Kinney Drug Foundation
General Dynamics Employees Community Action Committee


To see photos and video from last year’s event, click one of the links below.

Watch more MINDwalk video here
Watch WPTZ (NBC affiliate) Channel 5 news coverage here
View 2017 MINDwalk photos here