NAMI Maine (National Alliance on Mental Illness) won't let a global pandemic stop their mission to provide stigma-busting awareness and fundraising to the area of mental health. It has been announced that, due to COVID, their walk on the capitol will still happen, but virtually.

The virtual walk is scheduled for Saturday, September 12th. You can create your own walk team, become a walk sponsor, or just send in a donation right from their website. If you're interested in learning more, or signing up to participate in this major event, you can learn more by visiting NAMI-Maine's Facebook event page.

According to the event page, NAMI Maine Walks on the Capitol is the state's largest, stigma-busting event where hundreds of people gather to raise awareness, decrease stigma, and celebrate mental health. Rooted in our core values of advocacy, support and education, NAMI Maine Walks on the Capitol is a virtual event this year! Use the hashtag #namimewalk to see how others are raising awareness about mental health for this event.

Earlier today we had the privilege to speak with Jenna Mehnert, CEO for NAMI Maine. I have known Jenna for a long time and know that she is super-dedicated to this cause and also smashing the stigma that so frequently surrounds mental health. Below is an interview we did with Jenna just this morning. Have a listen!

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