Charity of the Year


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We are exited to introduce the National Alliance on Mental Illness - Michigan (NAMIMI) as the 2017-18 MASC/MAHS State Charity of the Year! NAMI Michigan and its affiliates are dedicated to the improvement of the quality of life for persons, families and others, who are affected by mental illness, including children with serious emotional disorders, through support, education, advocacy and research.

NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.

We educate: Offered in thousands of communities across the United States through NAMI State Organizations and NAMI Affiliates, our education programs ensure hundreds of thousands of families; individuals and educators get the support and information they need.

We advocate: NAMI shapes national public policy for people with mental illness and their families and provides volunteer leaders with the tools, resources and skills necessary to save mental health in all states.

We lead: Public awareness events and activities, including Mental Illness Awareness Week and NAMIWalks, successfully fight stigma and encourage understanding. NAMI works with reporters on a daily basis to make sure our country understands how important mental health is.

All NAMI education, support and advocacy programs are provided to participants at no cost.

How can we help? The best way schools can help NAMIMI is by promoting mental health awareness programs and events, attending, volunteering and raising funds to support our programs. NAMIMI is a 501(c)(3) organization which depends on donations to support our mission driven work. 

Upcoming Events

October 7, 2017: 14th Annual NAMIWalks at Davenport University in Grand Rapids. The walk raises awareness and funds to support NAMI programs.

March 17, 2018: 2 Annual NAMI Michigan Honors, our “Emmy Awards” for individuals and organizations making a key contribution in raising awareness of mental health issues. A black tie event to be held at the Eagle Crest Marriott in Ypsilanti, MI.

May 17-18th, 2018: NAMI Michigan Annual State Conference (location to be determined).

September 8, 2018 (tentative): 15th Annual NAMIWalks at Northern Michigan University, Marquette, MI (walk teams and volunteers needed)

September 22, 2018: 15th Annual NAMIWalks at Belle Isle in Detroit. (walk teams and volunteers needed)

October 6, 2018: 15th Annual NAMIWalks at Davenport University in Grand Rapids (walk teams and volunteers needed)

For More Information 

To access full program information and to learn more about our 2017-18 Charity of the Year, click here to visit their webpage. We look forward to working with this incredible charity to ensure the mental health of our students is constantly on the forefront of our objectives.