NAMI Metropolitan Baltimore is proud to release our 2020 Annual Report. This year has been anything but ordinary—it’s been difficult, stressful and unprecedented. It’s been a strain on the mental health of so many of us. It would have been so easy to explain away a less than stellar year for NAMI Metropolitan Baltimore. But, here’s the thing: 2020 was a great year for us and our community members.
Truly! A lot of wonderful things happened in our community—we provided more than 8,500 service touch-points to community members affected by mental health conditions. Here’s just a few great things:
- I Will Listen grew to 12 campuses reaching over 3100 students with meaningful conversations about mental health, reducing stigma, and supporting peers without judgement
- In Our Own Voice—a presentation that changes attitudes, assumptions, and ideas about people with mental health conditions reached 2,210 individuals at hospitals, companies, community organizations, schools, and to Baltimore City and County police officers.
- 2,501 hours were donated by 135 incredible volunteers to lead our support groups, classes, presentations, and other programs
Want even more good stuff? You’ve got it! Check out the entire Annual Report below.
And there’s more—no matter what the future has in store, we’ll be there. We’ll keep growing our virtual support, adapting quickly and expanding our programming—just like we’ve done since March—because in the midst of all of this we’ve increased our work, reached more people and seen more success. We’ve done it for you, for your family, for your friends, for your community—and NAMI Metro Baltimore will be there every step of the way providing essential education, advocacy and support. That’s our promise to you.
Can we ask for a favor, in return? Consider making a donation to our annual campaign. We rely on donations from individuals like you to continue to support the 20% of our community living with a mental health condition. Every bit helps, and we appreciate you making the most generous donation that your circumstances allow.
With your help, there isn’t anything that can stop us from reaching our potential. We’ll do it together.
With thanks and best wishes,
Your NAMI Metropolitan Baltimore Crew
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