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NAMIWalks Minnesota
Minnehaha Park
4825 Minnehaha Ave
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55417
United States

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Saturday, September 22, 2018, 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM CDT
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NAMIWalks Minnesota

Note from Trisha Stark, MPA's Federal Advocacy Coordinator:
Join our team for this year's NAMIWalks event! We are walking to raise awareness of mental illness and raise funds for the important work of NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Receive a free MPA T-Shirt for walking with us!

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About NAMIWalks
This will be the 12th NAMIWalk in Minnesota! We invite you to take part in one of the largest NAMIWalks in the country and the largest mental health awareness event in the state. It is an incredibly inspiring event to see so many people come out to raise awareness about mental illnesses. Most of the mental health and health care organizations participate in the walk demonstrating their support for this issue and for NAMI Minnesota.

The walk is about recovery, resiliency and hope.  It is about enjoying a beautiful fall day with family, friends and co-workers.  It’s about changing the way our community views mental illness. It’s about creating a movement. It’s about showing people that you will support them on this journey – no one needs to walk alone. Helen Keller said that “Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.”

NAMIWalks supports many of the programs provided by NAMI Minnesota including the helpline, public policy advocacy, education programs for parents of children and adults, peer led support groups, grassroots organizing and much more. Last year NAMI Minnesota reached over 28,000 people through our education classes and presentations, including over 6,300 through suicide prevention classes and over 9,600 teens through our Ending the Silence program. In all, over 180,000 people were served through all of our programs. The need for NAMI’s programs are great – and the walk makes these programs possible.

Diversity Statement

The Minnesota Psychological Association actively encourages the participation of all psychologists regardless of age, creed, race, ethnic background, gender, socio-economic status, region of residence, physical or mental status, political beliefs, religious or spiritual affiliation, and sexual or affectional orientation.Although we are an organization of individuals from diverse cultures and backgrounds, the Minnesota Psychological Association also recognizes our core unifying identities as Psychologists who practice in America. We also recognize that we may hold unintentional attitudes and beliefs that influence our perceptions of and interactions with others. Within this context of unity and self-exploration, we are committed to increasing our sensitivity to all aspects of diversity as well as our knowledge and appreciation of the unique qualities of different cultures and backgrounds.We aspire to becoming alert to aspects of diversity, previously unseen or unacknowledged in our culture. In this spirit, we are committed to collaborating with multicultural groups to combat racism and other forms of prejudice as we seek to promote diversity in our society. To this end, we are dedicated to increasing our multicultural competencies and effectiveness as educators, researchers, administrators, policy makers, and practitioners.