2018 NAMIWalks NYC website is up! 


Join us for our 12th annual NAMIWalks NYC — take part in NAMI’s largest mental health awareness and fundraising event in the country. When you walk with NAMi-NYC, you are advocating for individuals and families living with a mental illness right here in New York. This year’s walk will be held on Saturday, May 12 at the South Street PromenadeRegister today and join us a we improve our communities one step at a time. 

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


Become a Walk Star this year by raising $1,000 or more. Walk Stars get star treatment — speed through check-in, special star t-shirt, a swag bag, and invites to 2 special NAMIWalks NYC Events. Plus, you’ll be entered to win 2 round-trip tickets to any destination of your choice courtesy of JetBlue Airways. Most importantly – you are a part of an elite group funding nearly half of NAMI-NYC Metro’s support services and programs!


As always, we’re here to help you. If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Sheahan at or 212.684.3365 ext. 207 or Brittany Wright at or 212.684.3365 ext. 216 We‘ll be happy to assist you! Together we are creating a stigma-free environment.

Thank you for everything you do to support NAMI-NYC Metro!



“When I went to therapy I realized something that most men need to understand – therapy isn’t ‘soft.’ My saying is, ‘Therapy is gangsta.’ It actually empowered me. It’s important that people talk about mental health. There is help available if you’re ready to ask for it.” ~2017 Grand Marshal & King of Walk, hip- hop legendDarryl DMC McDaniels

Why do we walk?

In 2017, despite heavy rains, over 2,000 people attended NAMIWalks NYC, raising close to $600,000. 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.