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High County Hope – NAMI Walks 2015
Join us for NAMI Walks. The walk takes place on the beautiful Dorothea Dix Hospital campus in Raleigh on Saturday May 2nd, 2015. The walk starts at 10 am, but arrive early at 9 am for registration. Don’t worry if you are not in great shape, because it is a nice easy leisurely walk. If you have never been to the campus, it is a treat. There are large shade trees, a nice flat walking surface, water stations along the way, and is also wheelchair accessible.
So you ask why give up a Saturday to drive to Raleigh to participate in a walk? Every journey begins with that first step. Every year tens of thousands of concerned citizens in more than 84 communities across the nation will join NAMI and walk together to raise money and awareness about our country’s need for a world-class treatment and recovery system for people with mental illness. Your participation will help end the stigma of mental illness and bring awareness to recovery (  Every person has the right to achieve recovery. Help us help people in our community who do not have a voice.

To sign up go to this link, create a log in and you are all set. You will create your very own webpage for donations (Don’t worry it is a easy step by step process.)

From this page you can add pictures and videos, send out emails to friends and family asking for donations, they even have a sample email all ready to go. Directions are provided to make this process fast and easy. Everything is done online, except for the walk itself. They even take credit cards. You will not even have go back to your friends and coworkers to ask for the donations. It could not be simpler or pain free.

So you say Raleigh is a long way and I don’t want to drive that far. You can car pool with a buddy and make it a day of fun and shopping (or maybe see a museum) Don’t let the distance deter you from joining us.

After the walk is over, there is still more fun to be had. NAMI NC hosts a t-shirt contest, dancing, booths, and face painting for the kids. Do you miss the friends you made at the conference? They will be at this event! It is a great networking opportunity to see what other NAMI groups are up to and to see our state NAMI in action.

Please join us for this fun filled Saturday, get some exercise for a good cause! Help us fight the stigma.
If you have any questions please contact me at and I can answer questions regarding the walk.
Thanks from your team captain,

Alison Loew
Come see the Appalachian Rollergirls on Saturday, April 25 and support NAMI High Country!

APPALACHIAN ROLLERGIRLS are an 18+ all-female skater-run flat track roller derby league based in Boone, North Carolina. We are a 501c3 Non Profit and our mission is to encourage female athleticism, empowerment and community awareness through various activities and events throughout the year.

The league was founded in March, 2010 by an ASU student making a post on Facebook and thanks to Facebook the help of local businesswomen, over 80 women showed up at Skateworld to check out the revival of roller derby. ARG has since attracted more than 20 very committed women from around the High Country. 

They will be donating the proceeds from this game to NAMI High Country!

We will have more information forthcoming!
Meeting, Monday, April 6

Bob Hill
Bipolar Disorder

Robert Hill, Ph.D., ABPP, Clinical Psychologist, Associate Professor of Psychology and past Director of the Clinical Health Psychology Graduate Program at Appalachian State University, in North Carolina. He is a licensed NC Psychologist and has taught graduate classes in psychological assessment, psychotherapy, and clinical diagnosis and psychopathology for the past 20 years. He is Board Certified in Clinical Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology. He consults with several mental health agencies in the region providing clinical supervision as well as clinical services, and maintains a private practice in Boone. He serves on the NC Psychology Board since being appointed by the Governor of NC in 2011. He has presented on ethics, psychological assessment and psychotherapy topics for professional audiences regionally and nationally. He received his B.A. from Duke University, with doctoral training at Michigan State University (Ph.D.), and the Dept. of Psychiatry, University of Virginia, Charlottesville (Residency training).

Our meetings are in the Watauga County Public Library conference room.  Watauga County Public Library in downtown Boone is located at 140 Queen Street, behind Mast General Store.  If you get there before 7pm you will be able to go in the main door.  After that we will enter and exit through the side door. 


National Alliance on Mental Illness, High Country Chapter

828-278-9293 (message only, please leave a message so we can call you back!)

PO Box 2343
Boone, NC 28607

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