Hello and thank you for visiting my NAMI Vermont fundraising page. The MINDWalk is our major fundraiser and I hope you can help. Every year, I volunteer for NAMI Vermont in some capacity. This year, I am on the Board of Directors, I facilitate a support group and I am on the Finance Committee. NAMI Vermont is one of the smaller non-profits in the state with only four staff.
My big "Aha" moment came to me in a NAMI class when the teacher explained that people with mental illness have so much going on in their own head, they may not listen or be able to hear you speak. They are not ignoring you, the person just has so much to think about, they cannot focus on your words. It made a lot of sense and has helped me in my relationship with Dan. I wait until he can focus to discuss important issues.
I have learned so much from NAMI and I hope you will support NAMI Vermont this year. Every donation will help, no matter how small. THANK YOU!!