Arbour Health System is a Silver Sponsor for the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Massachusetts (NAMI Mass) Walk this year, and several AHS hospitals are forming teams to participate in the 3-mile walk on May 12.

The Walk fights the stigma surrounding mental illness and educates the public about the disease. Since NAMI Mass established the Walk in 2004, the organization has raised over $2.6 million that directly goes to funding their programs and outreach, as well as to their Chapters across the state.

More information on the NAMI Walk is available at: www.nami.org/namiwalks/MA

NAMI Mass is a grassroots, volunteer-driven, non-profit organization with the mission of improving the quality of life both for people with mental illnesses and for their families. For the past nine years, NAMI Mass has held a Walkathon to support their education programs, groups, advocacy, and help lines. NAMI Mass has 20 local chapters and offers free classes and support groups to help assist people with mental illness navigate the mental health system.