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Shauna Murphy Why I Walk August 29, 2016


#WhyIWalk Meet Shauna Murphy, NAMI Georgia member & volunteer, Mrs. West Georgia International 2017 and Mental Health Advocate. Please listen to her share her story of lived experience and her pledge to help Georgia become #stigmafree.

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    NAMIWalks Georgia is just 6 weeks away! To date, 228 walkers have registered for a total of 60 teams. Our fundraising goal is $175,000 and we have raised nearly $50,000! Please walk with us and start raising money today! Even if you cannot attend the Walk on October 8, you can still register as a “virtual walker” and help us reach our goal. Remember, there is no registration fee to participate, but all walkers that raise $100* will Read More

    NAMI Georgia members and friends,

    I hope everyone has had a wonderful, relaxing summer! I know many of you are now busy with the start of school and back to the grind with new fall routines.

    At NAMI Georgia, we are gearing up for a very busy fall as well with NAMIWalks Georgia just 8 weeks away on October 8 in Grant Park! If you haven’t registered yet, please join us by visiting We are still looking for Team Captains and Read More

    NAMI Georgia is looking for motivated volunteers to become NAMI Smarts for Advocacy teachers. This hands-on advocacy training program helps people living with a mental health condition, friends, and family members transform their passion and lived experience into skillful grassroots advocacy. In turn, teachers will learn how to present the four modules of NAMI Smarts: Module 1: Writing your own story about mental illness Module 2: Calling local and state representatives to talk about NAMI priorities Module 3: Meeting with area representatives to Read More

    Please welcome Melana Dickson as our new Policy Intern.  She will be volunteering from the end of July through March 2017. She is a Masters of Public Policy major at Georgia State University and desires to work with NAMI Georgia to learn about advocacy in the local community as well as on a state level with decision makers. It is her intent to help individuals and families see that their community not only cares but will also take the time to understand Read More

    NAMI Georgia is very thankful for our partnership with Alkermes, a National NAMIWalks Elite Sponsor and Georgia Mental Health Hero.

    Pictured, (L to R): Cheryl Rowland, Alkermes representative (and Walk Team Captain!) & Kim Jones, NAMI Georgia Executive Director.

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