Dear friends,

Yesterday I went to a memorial service for a young man who was dually diagnosed and never had access to proper mental health services. It was a compelling reminder of why we are doing this event – to raise awareness and hopefully prevent people in our community from becoming statistics.

NAMI Oregon and our affiliates in Oregon and Southwest Washington are lobbying hard against mental health funding cuts, as well as providing resources for people living with mental illness and our loved ones. Your efforts – donating your time, your funds, and getting friends, family members, and others involved – are so important!

Thank you for all that you do.
-Michelle Madison, Walk Manager