Walk Day was awesome! We didn’t let a little rain get us down!

Saturday was an amazing day! Even though it rained! Thousands of people came together to share support for families and individuals living with mental illness. Your enthusiasm and energy triumphed over the rain and silenced the stigma for New Yorkers living with mental illness! Thank you! View more Walk Day photos here.

Every contribution matters – no matter the amount! Let’s make better lives for New Yorkers!

It’s not too late to donate or turn in cash or check donations. Online donations can be made through June 30.

If your company provides matching gifts, our TIN is 13-3077692 – forms may be mailed to our office or submitted through your employer portal.

Got cash or checks to turn in? Checks may be made payable to NAMI-NYC Metro, NAMI, or NAMIWalks and sent to our office: NAMI-NYC Metro, 505 8th Avenue, Ste 1103, New York, NY 10018


We want to see your photos from the Walk. Send it to or tag us using our social media handles and hastags.

Use the hashtags: #iwilllisten, #namiwalks, or #naminyc


“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 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.