09-28-2019 | BW News, Community Involvement

BrownWinick Participates in NAMIWalks

By: BrownWinick


 

Members of BrownWinick’s Health Law Practice Group and their families gathered on Saturday, September 28, 2019 to participate in NAMIWalks Iowa, which was held in Johnston. BrownWinick also served as a Bronze Sponsor of the event.

The NAMIWalks Iowa event raised over $123,000 for the Iowa Chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Health. One in five adults, or approximately 600,000 Iowans, live with some form of mental illness, and about 37,000 Iowans deal with a serious mental illness daily. NAMI Iowa’s mission is to serve as a catalyst around advocacy, education, support and public awareness so that all Iowans affected by mental illness can lead better lives. BrownWinick is proud to partner with NAMI Iowa on this very successful event for such an important mission.

About NAMI

Mental illnesses are brain disorders that are biologically based medical problems. Untreated, they can cause severe disturbances in thinking, feeling and relating. This results in substantially diminished capacity for dealing with the ordinary demands of life. Mental illness can affect persons of any age and occur in any family. They are not caused by bad parenting and not evidence of weakness of character.

OUR VISION

We envision a world in which all people affected by mental illness experience resiliency, recovery and wellness.

MISSION

NAMI Iowa serves as a catalyst around advocacy, education, support and public awareness so that all Iowans affected by mental illness can lead better lives.

OUR GOALS

Advocate at the county, state and national levels for non-discriminatory access to quality healthcare, housing , education and employment for people with mental illness.

  • Educate the public about mental illness.
  • Advocate for a comprehensive mental health system that provides effective and timely services for those struggling with mental health.
  • Support those with mental illness, their loved ones and providers.

Visit namiiowa.org to learn more about NAMI Iowa.

BrownWinick Community Involvement

Our attorneys and professional staff believe that through involvement and leadership in local charities and activities, we can help improve the quality of life and strengthen our communities.

They donate their time and talents by serving on non-profit boards and committees, by providing pro-bono legal work, and by volunteering for numerous activities. In addition, the firm, its attorneys and professional staff provide monetary and other in-kind donations to numerous organizations.

To learn more about BrownWinick’s community involvement, click here.