2017 NAMIWalks NYC

Website is now open – Click here to register today!


For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Sarah Sheahan at or 212-684-3365 ext. 207.

Why do we walk?

In 2016, over 5,000 people attended NAMIWalks NYC, raising close to $580,000. We walk to promote awareness, fight discrimination, and raise funds. That money pays for NAMI-NYC Metro’s courses, support groups, and public education events, for people with mental illness and their families.


Last year we asked you to send us a photo and a line or two about why you walk with NAMIWalks NYC…and we loved how you responded! So we again extend the invitation. You can email your photo and your line to

This is what your support pays for:

  • $5,000: Two Peer-to-Peer courses for 30 young adults
  • $1,000: Cost for one month to enable the Helpline to serve 300 people
  • $500: Cost to train one NAMI Basics teacher
  • $250: Materials for one 12-week Family-to-Family course for 20 people
  • $100: One month of Parents support group for 24 people
  • $50: Course materials for one Peer-to-Peer participant
  • $30: Stipend for one In Our Own Voice presenter

With your help, we will continue to provide services for New Yorkers who need our services most.