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NAMIWalks Virtual Rally

Thank you all for joining Host Brazos Valley celebrity Tom Turbiville with guest international Star of “The Big Bang Theory” Mayim Bialiak at the inaugural NAMIWalks Virtual Rally on July 30.

Wow! What a rally ! We have   16   Teams! 



Next Step: Ten-Ten-Twenty-Twenty!

Can you help us raise $40,000 by 10/10/2020?

In 2020, we are celebrating 18 years of NAMIWalks, the nation’s largest series of mental health awareness and fundraising events. We invite you to join us for any of our 115+ community walks. NAMIWalks is a fun, family-friendly event and there is no cost to register.

There are many ways you can make a difference via NAMIWalks: as a sponsor, committee member, team captain or team member, individual walker, virtual walker, or walk day volunteer!

However you participate in NAMIWalks, you will be joining NAMI’s national movement!

Join now by visiting!

NAMIWalks Brazos Valley
Date: 10/10/2020
NAMIWalks Your Way Virtual Event

In The News: NAMI Brazos Valley / NAMI BV

July 20, 2020

NAMI is all about overcoming stigma and accepting folks as they are. Here are events from across the state that address the current issues in our country and community.

NAMI Gulf Coast

Webinar: “Challenges Minorities Face In Mental Health Care”

Monday, July 20, 2020, 1:00PM-2:00PM CT

“NAMI Gulf Coast is inviting you to join us as we raise awareness, identify mental health  issues and engage in a   discussion about mental health among our minority population.

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    Mental health for all! Join us for the NAMIWalks Rally in the Brazos Valley from the comfort of your own mobile or PC device, home or office space! 

    NAMIWalks Your Way Virtual Rally
    Date: July 30th, 2020
    Time: 6:30pm
    Location: Livestream
    (Livestream information will be emailed to all registered participants, as details are confirmed)

    There is no cost to attend this community event!

    So gather your family,

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    Jon Bennett

    NAMI-BV announces new ED Jon Bennett

    NAMI-Brazos Valley has hired Jon Bennett as Executive Director.

    Jon brings a wealth of experience developing and directing non-profit organizations in College Station, Texas. Jon served 23 years in Non-Profit TV& Radio and 18 of those years as Station Manager at KAMU-TV/FM. He has also taught and assisted in teaching journalism classes for many years at Texas A&M University.

    Jon is an active community volunteer, having served for 18 years as Scoutmaster for Boy Scout Troop 802 and 26 years total as an adult leader in the Boy Scouts of America – Sam Houston Area Council,

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    By Sandy Glover
    You can find this article, and more, at NAMI Blog.

    Back in the 1970s, my mother was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. At the time, education on mental illness was lacking. Patients would go into inpatient facilities for months at a time, but once discharged, they were left to fend for themselves. They weren’t referred to outpatient therapists or offered outside classes for coping skills.

    My mother presented with signs of severe depression and psychosis that included auditory and visual hallucinations and delusions.

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    From 5/29/2020

    The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) today released the following statement from CEO Daniel H. Gillison, Jr., regarding recent racist incidents across the country and their impact on mental health:

    “The effect of racism and racial trauma on mental health is real and cannot be ignored. The disparity in access to mental health care in communities of color cannot be ignored. The inequality and lack of cultural competency in mental health treatment cannot be ignored.

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