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#HopeStartsWithYou

Each year millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental health condition.

During the month of May, NAMI and the rest of the country are bringing awareness to mental illness. Each year we fight stigma, provide support, educate the public and advocate for equal care.
Help NAMI replace stigma with hope. Learn more about how you can help by taking the pledge to bring understanding and education to others.
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Take the stigmafree Pledge
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Individuals, companies, organizations and others can all take the pledge to learn more about mental lllness, to see a person for who they are and take action on mental health issues.
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What You Can Do
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Raising awareness for mental health can be easy. Here are some ways that you can get involved and show that mental health needs to talked about.
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Involve Your Family and Friends
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One important step to raising awareness is to start a conversation. Here are some ways to help get your friends and family talking.
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Learn the Facts!
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Millions of Americans are affected by mental health conditions every year. Educate yourself and others on the facts.
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Get Your Community Involved
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Make a change in your local community by being an advocate for mental health awareness. Read about how you can work with your community.
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Join a NAMIWalks Team
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As NAMIWalks celebrates our 13th Anniversary in 2015, we are changing how Americans view mental illness. Join us as we improve lives and our communities one step at a time.
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Join NAMI
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Become a member to receive the latest mental health news, join online discussions, advocate for mental health issues and add your voice to the NAMI movement.
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Share Your Experience
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Sharing your story about your experience helps challenge ideas about mental illness and is a great way to encourage others to talk about what they’re experiencing.
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Raise Awareness Through Social Media
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Individuals, companies, organizations and others can all take the pledge to learn more about mental lllness, to see a person for who they are and take action on mental health issues.

Behind the Scenes of the NAMI Effect PSA

Hundreds of volunteer extras joined our PSA cast and crew despite the damp and near-freezing weather to help us create a new PSA video.
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Are you a NAMI State Organization or Affiliate leader in need of additional Mental Health Month Resources?