NAMI-Maine provides advocacy and support for individuals and families struggling with mental illness. It has also provided training to police and correctional officers across the state to help them manage interactions with people with mental illness in as humane and non-violent manner as possible. Its programs reach individuals, family members, mental health professionals and law enforcement. It is also an extremely effective advocate, both to the legislature and the public at large. MAPP and NAMI-Maine recognize the overlapping missions and goals of the organizations by having two MAPP members serve on the NAMI-Maine Board, Drs. David Moltz and Janis Petzel.
MAPP members also support NAMI-Maine's biggest fund-raising event, the annually held NAMI Walk, part of NAMI Walks nationwide. This year's annual NAMI Walks in Maine was held May 12. 2012 at Back Cove Bay Park in Portland. Drs. Moltz and Petzel were also this year's co-captains of the MAPP Walkers, MAPP's team for the annual NAMI Walks. We encourage MAPP members to show support by donating to NAMI.
The MAPP Walkers Team, NAMIWalks 2012
You can donate on-line by clicking here, which will take you to the MAPP Walkers team website. For next year, you can also sign up as a walker at the same site.
We hope you will show your support by donating and signing up now.
The MAPP Walkers Team, NAMIWalks 2010
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