NAMI Westside Annual Fundraiser! Pick Your Team or Request your own! Share. Tag. Donate. Team Adrian & Lauren

Goal $100,000
Total Amount Raised $42,964
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Team Adrian & Lauren

Team Adrian and Lauren

Balancing the emotional rollercoaster that comes with being a mental health advocate can feel overwhelming isolating at times. This is why I, along with my NAMI family, use positive coping strategies to help revitalize us in our quest to end the stigma surrounding brain illnesses and to keep us going in our pursuit to change our broken mental health care systems and provide life-changing outlets and resources for mental health awareness in our country.

My latest positive coping strategy is being a puppy mom to Georgie, 3 months, who loves to sleep and play almost as much as she loves kissing the refrigerator in hopes of it magically opening to grant access to the chicken inside of it. This little face has provided endless joy and happiness on days when I feel defeated. Now I want to know: what are some of your positive coping strategies?!

Use the following hashtags and share with us! #teamAdrianandLauren #positivecopingstrategies #letscopetogether #NAMIWLA

Lauren Reynaldo, NAMI WLA Family to Family Facilitator

NAMI Westside Los Angeles (NAMI WLA) is the local non-profit affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental health conditions. NAMI Westside is thrilled to kick off Mental Health Awareness Month in May with our first annual Westside Wellness Weekend, a fundraiser that will allow us to continue offering our community the many FREE resources we all need now more than ever.

We’re also hoping to have some fun along the way! Join Team Adrian and Lauren and record yourself enjoying the positive coping strategy that’s helped you get through the pandemic (and could also be helping you deal with any #FONO (Fear of Normal) you might be experiencing as the world slowly opens up again). All vibes welcome!

The next steps are easy: SHARE your video with us, TAG five friends, and DONATE. Come join the fun(d) now!

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Share your favorite positive coping skill with us— whether it be dancing, singing, cooking, meditation, long walks, or any activity that helps you cope!

How to join the challenge:

1. Upload a 15-30 second selfie video (or pic) of your best positive coping strategy.

2. Select the BLUE BUTTON to make your donation to the team of your preference.

3. Share your Best Positive Coping Strategy link on social media and nominate a minimum of 5 friends to join the challenge and donate. Tag @namiwla and use campaign hashtags #positivecopingstragies #letscopetogether #NAMIWLA

4. Invite your friends and followers to join the NAMI WLA Wellness Weekend presented by sponsors indicated below on May 1-2, 2021. Click the link to visit our Wellness Weekend page for more information.

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