May 13, 2014

Mental Illness Awareness Walk

In March of 2013, our son was diagnosed with a mental illness...

Needless to say, our world was a little scary and uncertain during that time and the months to come.
Thankfully, we were not alone....
Through my wife's efforts, she found an organization that helps those with mental illness along with support for family and loved ones supporting those with mental illness.  The organization is NAMI - National Alliance on Mental Illness.

And I love their tagline: Mental Illness Affects Everyone.

In the first part of May, we participated in the local NAMIWalks fundraising effort.  Diane totally kicked butt in raising most of our team's donations.  Oh, and our team name is "Forever Young".  Yeah, chalk that up to Diane's creativity, not mine!

If you would like more information on NAMI, please visit their website at  For information on the NAMIWalks, go to

AND finally, you can visit our team fundraising page at

May is Mental Illness Awareness month, so if you would like to donate to NAMI, you can still donate at our page!  The money goes straight to NAMI, and I believe it is tax deductible.

And of course, a few pictures from our walk that I took...what? didn't think I wasn present without the camera?

Until next time:
Love Yourself, Love Your Neighbor, and Stay Unique!

Michael P. Young

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