NAMIWalks Your Way Charleston 2020 Rally!

If you missed the live NAMIWalks Your Way Charleston Rally on August 29th, you can still catch it! The video can be found on our brand-new NAMI Charleston Area (SC) YouTube channel HERE or on our website. You can watch as Kelly Troyer, NAMIWalks Charleston Walk Manager, presents information on our 2nd annual NAMIWalks fundraiser. She explains what it means to have a virtual walk, where to go to create or join a walk team (HERE), how to promote on social media, and why we walk. Please visit and subscribe, because we will be adding more walk-related videos. Kelly’s video with Louie and Apollo asking if they were excited about the walk was so funny and cute. It may inspire you to create a video with your pet/s!

We enjoyed meeting new people and catching up with familiar ones. We gave out prizes to winners: Melanie and Shawn. We hope you had a fun time and that you enjoy the prizes. We talked about the importance of mental health awareness and reducing the stigma related to mental health. We also shared stories about positive experiences during this time of social distancing. Our guest speaker, Colleen Vaughn, talked about mental health and the importance of taking care of your own mental health during stressful times. Kelly shared a video from SC Representative James Clyburn and the previously mentioned video from Louie and Apollo. 

We are asking everyone to send us videos or pictures (with the Signs of Hope) to post on our social media leading up to the walk and on the day of the walk. If you have any questions, please email  kelly.troyer@namisc.org or call or text (843) 467-5224 .