NAMI Greater Los Angeles County is announcing its annual NAMIWalks Your Way event is returning to Grand Park on Saturday, May 21, 2022.
The theme this year is Together for Mental Health. The largest annual mental health advocacy event in Southern California, NAMIWalks Los Angeles County raises funds for free programs and services that bring NAMI’s message of hope and community to everyone impacted by mental illness. Typically, nearly 4000 walkers attend the walk event held at Grand Park in Downtown Los Angeles. NAMI Greater Los Angeles County is partnering with Forest Lawn Memorial Parks, The Rotter Family, and Intra-Cellular Therapies, Inc. who have chosen this year to provide major support for the walk.
The 2022 event will be held concurrently with NAMIWalks all over the country, leveraging technology for a United Day of Hope to honor Mental Health Awareness Month.
“We’re especially excited to bring people together again to celebrate given the past two years of social isolation and hardship,” said Traute Winters, NAMI Greater L.A. County’s Executive Director.
“We are excited to welcome Mayim Bialik and Risa Dorken as NAMIWalks Ambassadors this year help amplify our vision of mental health for all. Both women have independently worked to push forward conversations around mental health and are inspiring fans globally to open up about their internal struggles,” said Davi Weber, NAMIWalks Manager.
According to sources, NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness. NAMI works to end stigma by bringing awareness to mental health, providing support, educating the public and advocating for equal care.