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Thank you to everyone who shared videos and pictures, donated or raised funds, and spent time with us during our virtual event. We’ll continue to add to this page with photos and videos that are shared with us.
While our October 3 Virtual Event Day has already happened, our fundraising period is not over! We’re collecting donations for 30 days after the event. If you’d like to make a donation to the event or to a team, click below:
And check out all of the activities below! We have photos from participants who celebrated the day their own way with their own activity! We also have video messages that were shared throughout the day on our social media platforms. Messages from celebrities, NAMI National staff, NAMI Vermont staff and members and more!
If you have any photos from the day, feel free to email to firstname.lastname@example.org or post on your social media platform and tag NAMI Vermont! If you post, be sure to use NAMIWalks hashtags – #NAMIWalksVermont, #NotAlone and #MentalHealthforAll.
We also shared a Spotify playlist of uplifting songs to support your mental health!
Please note: you will need to login to Spotify to hear the complete list. If you do not have a Spotify account, it’s really easy – and FREE – to sign up. Visit https://www.spotify.com/us/ to learn more.
What is NAMIWalks all about? Here’s an inspiring video that looks at the impact these walks have around the country each year. And while we are unable to walk in person this year, the purpose of these walks remains the same. Join us virtually this year to help raise awareness about mental health. Visit namiwalks.org/vermont.
NAMI National’s Board of Directors President Shirley Holloway and CEO Daniel Gillison, Jr. welcome you to NAMIWalks Your Way.
Welcome! Thanks for joining us for our very first VIRTUAL NAMIWalks Your Way event! Here is our opening ceremony featuring some welcome speeches, shout outs to our sponsors and more.
NAMI member and volunteer Carmyn shares why she supports NAMI Vermont.
Josh Plavin, MD, Chief Medical Officer of Sponsor BlueCross BlueShield of Vermont shares why they are a sponsor of NAMIWalks Your Way Vermont.
NAMI Vermont Member and In Our Own Voice facilitator and trainer Mitzi shares why she supports NAMI Vermont.
Mayim Bialik (Actress, Big Bang Theory) shares why she is living #StigmaFree.
Monica Villalta, NAMI Director of Diversity and Inclusion shares some thoughts about the importance of this year’s NAMIWalks Your Way.
NAMI Vermont Member and Volunteer Connie shares why she supports NAMI Vermont.
NAMI Vermont Program Director Nick Martin shares how NAMIWalks supports our FREE programs.
NAMI Vermont members and volunteers Sara and Mike share why they support NAMI Vermont.
Andrea Willey, MSW, LiCSW, shares why NAMIWalks Sponsor Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital believes it is important to shine a light on mental health.
“Your voice makes a difference.” NAMI Director of Public Police Jennifer Snow shares why it’s important to become a NAMI advocate.
NAMI Vermont Member and volunteer Carolanne shares why it is important to support NAMI Vermont.
Actor (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) Clark Gregg shares why he has pledged to be #StigmaFree.
Brandon Graham, Sr. Manager, NAMI Advocacy and Public Policy encourages you to vote for mental health this election year.
NAMI Vermont Executive Director Laurie Emerson shares some closing remarks for our NAMIWalks Your Way Day.
NAMI CEO Daniel Gillison, Jr, shares closing remarks about this year’s NAMIWalks Your Way.