If so, please contact the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of greater Chicago. NAMI is a non-profit organization that has been helping families affected by mental illnesses since 1979. Over 51 million Americans are affected by one or more mental disorders. Even if you don’t know anyone affected by a mental illness you can still help the cause! The Namiwalks for the Mind of America is a nationwide fundraising and mental health awareness program that is being held in over 70 communities including Chicago, Illinois. For more information on the walk and other ways in which you can help build awareness and understanding, click here.