Compeer San Diego Participates in the Annual NAMI Walk

Compeer San Diego Participates in the Annual NAMI Walk

San Diego, CA (PRWEB) April 8, 2006

Compeer San Diego, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing a safe, nurturing, mentoring program for children, teens, adults, and older adults living with a mental health challenge, will be participating in the annual NAMI, National Alliance on Mental Illness, walk on Saturday, April 15, 2006 at 9:00 a.m. in Balboa Park. Compeer San Diego will have a booth and has a team participating in the yearly walkathon.

“NAMI San Diego is the biggest supporter for the mental health community and we are happy to be a part of this annual event,” states Shannon Jaccard, President and Founder of Compeer San Diego. “NAMI is a wonderful advocate and provider of education on mental health in this county and I hope this event brings more attention to the very important issue of mental illness in San Diego.”

If you are interested in being a part of “Team Compeer San Diego” please sign up at and follow the links. Please also take a moment to visit our booth located in Balboa Park at 6th and Quince.

Compeer San Diego, an affiliate of Compeer International, ( is an innovative, mental-health advocacy organization that cultivates supportive friendships and mentoring between volunteers and individuals. Compeer volunteer friendships have a direct impact by building the self-esteem, self-confidence and independence of children and adults receiving mental-health treatment.

The agency offers flexible volunteer programs — from one-to-one friendships to group activities — so people can participate in a way that best fits their busy lives. Routinely recognized as a model mental-health volunteer program, Compeer San Diego is one of 100 affiliate programs in the U.S., Canada and Australia.

About NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness)

NAMI (the National Alliance on Mental Illness) is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to improving the lives of persons living with serious mental illness and their families. Founded in 1979, NAMI has become the nation’s voice on mental illness, a national organization including NAMI affiliates in every state and in over 1100 local communities across the country who join together to meet the NAMI mission through advocacy, research, support, and education.


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