Our Annual Events
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NAMI Mass Advocacy Day

Systemic advocacy is a core pursuit of the NAMI Massachusetts. Each year NAMI Mass gathers mental health advocates from across the Commonwealth at the State House to lobby lawmakers on key legislative priorities.

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NAMIWalks

NAMIWalks Massachusetts brings together people of all ages to combat stigma, raise funds, and promote awareness of mental illness. This yearly event is our largest event and biggest fundraiser.

NAMI Mass Convention

Our Annual state Convention brings together over 350 NAMI members and allies for a day of learning and networking. The Convention features workshop sessions, an exhibit hall, and art marketplace, as well as our Annual Meeting and Board of Directors Election.

Events Calendar

Our calendar features NAMI Mass events, as well as presentations, webinars, workshops, conferences, and other happenings from local NAMI affiliates and other organizations.

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Month
June 1 – June 30

The purpose of PTSD Awareness Month is to encourage everyone to raise public awareness of PTSD and effective treatments. Learn more at: https://www.ptsd.va.gov/understand/awareness/index.asp (opens in a new window).

Intrusive Thoughts and OCD
Tuesday, June 4th

Part of the OCD Massachusetts Belmont Lecture Series. More information: https://www.ocdmassachusetts.org/belmont-lecture-series-2018/ (opens in a new window).

Body Dysmorphic Disorder
Thursday, June 13

Part of the OCD Massachusetts Worcester Lecture Series. More information: https://www.ocdmassachusetts.org/worcester-lecture-series-2018/ (opens in a new window).

Family Accommodation in OCD
Tuesday, June 18th

Part of the OCD Massachusetts Northampton Lecture Series. More information: https://www.ocdmassachusetts.org/northampton-lecture-series/ (opens in a new window).

Annual DMH Series of Citizens Legislative Breakfast – Central Mass Area
Friday, June 21st

This is an opportunity for members of the mental health community to meet with their legislators, thank them for their support and discuss how DMH helps people with mental illnesses recover and live satisfying lives in communities of their choice. More information: https://www.mass.gov/dmh-legislative-breakfast-series (opens in a new window).

Minority Mental Health Awareness Month
July 1 – July 31

Mental health conditions do not discriminate based on race, color, gender or identity. Anyone can experience the challenges of mental illness regardless of their background. However, background and identity can make access to mental health treatment much more difficult. National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month was established in 2008 to start changing this. Learn more at: https://www.nami.org/Get-Involved/Awareness-Events/Minority-Mental-Health-Awareness-Month (opens in a new window).

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