In the recent news with the sad deaths of @katespade & @anthonybourdain we are thrusted with the topic of Mental Health in social media and the news. I am strong believer to always look for the Silver Lining in all negative occurances. From family members to friends. I have learned that no matter your environment, situation, wealth and fame no one can protect you from mental illness. It affects us all in varying degrees and at different times. Lets all do our part in being advocates for not only our physical health but our mental, emotional and spiritual health too. Listen to yourself and take time out when needed and don't feel guilty about it. Ask for help, help others or at the very least give people the benefit of the doubt. Strive to learn and be educated on topics of mental health and be an advocate for change and not treat the mentally ill like they are much different then us. We are all vulnerable to life's messiness but we can do our part in cleaning that up with a little compassion, understanding and kindness.
Local Volunteer opportunity
NAMI relies on gifts and contributions to support our important work:
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 listen. Our toll-free NAMI HelpLine allows us to respond personally to hundreds of thousands of requests each year, providing free referral, information and support—a much-needed lifeline for many.
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.
Contact: NAMI Greater Cleveland
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Lisa Dellafiora, Development & Special Events Coordinator