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Now more than ever, the mental health community is coming together to show that no one is ever really alone.
 
1 in 5 U.S. adults experience a mental health condition each year, and 17% of youth
aged 6-17 experience a mental health condition. 
 
Mental illness affects: • 15% of Asian adults • 16% of Black adults • 17% of Latinx adults
• 37% of LGB adults. None of us are alone. 

If you ever feel alone because of your mental illness, the NAMI community is here for you.  Sharing your story is not only helpful for your own mental health journey, it’s also a great way to let others know they are Not Alone. Stigma and discrimination have caused so many of us to suffer. This Mental Health Month, let’s break down stigma so no one struggles in silence. It’s time to end the silence around mental health.

Advocacy - Virtual Hill Day 

Mental Health America • Monday, May 11

This day of advocacy will help affiliates, people with lived experience, caregivers, and the general public unite and engage legislators through calls, emails, and social media posts to increase mental health funding as a critical component of any upcoming COVID-19 emergency relief legislation.

Virtual Programming - Support & Socials

NAMI Coastal Virginia • Ongoing

Virtual Programming - Youth Activities

NAMI Virginia & Youth MOVE Virginia

Ongoing

Virtual Programming - Webinar Series

Chesapeake R U READY? • Ongoing

Every Tuesday and Thursday, engage in learning and conversation about a multitude of Mental Health topics including coping skills, communication, stress, anxiety, and more! 

Advocacy - City Proclamations

Hampton Roads, Virginia

Mayors of cities across Hampton Roads advocate awareness in calling upon citizens, government agencies, businesses, and schools to increase understanding and awareness of mental illness, reducing stigma, and providing resources.

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