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 July 2018

NAMI National Convention 2018 • by Sandy Giger

NAMI SWI Member and Artist, Mint Green

Mary Giliberti and Mint GreenNew Orleans — June 29, 2018 — Mint Green’s session was entitled “Llama and Its Five Capacities as the Transformational Tool”. Mint created the idea of the llama mascot because it symbolizes NAMI’s compassion and willingness to take on the many burdens associated with mental health conditions. He said, “Just as real Llamas faithfully carry burdens for their companions, the Llama symbolizes NAMI‘s mission to help carry the burdens of those individuals affected by mental illness. The Llama shows how NAMI members willingly share the burden of their loved one to help lighten the load and minimize the pain brought on by mental illness.” During the question and answer portion of his session, the most common question asked was how their affiliates could get the llama for their mascot too.

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See more Convention Photos in our Newsletter’s Summer Issue

NAMI National Convention 2018 • Continued …

Outstanding NAMI Member Award
  • Our former Executive Director, Jessica Gruneich, was proudly given the “Outstanding NAMI Member Award”. This award is the highest honor given by NAMI to a member in recognition of his or her long and effective work toward accomplishing NAMI’s goals. Read more in our Newsletter’s Summer Issue.
  • More Convention info at NAMI National and #NAMICon18.