Why Listening Matters

One in five of our friends, family members, colleagues, neighbors and classmates will experience a mental health condition in their lifetime. In a time when more people are experiencing anxiety, depression, and vicarious trauma more than ever before, it’s vital that we take action. The first step? Start by listening.

Listening is one of the most powerful ways to support someone facing mental health challenges. I Will Listen encourages open and honest conversations about mental health–teaching college campuses, workplaces, and other communities how to start conversations, recognize barriers and eradicate stigma.

Get listening today.  Get involved.  Let’s learn to talk about mental health, and, more importantly, learn to listen.


By the Numbers

of adults live with a mental health condition
of mental health conditions develop by age 24
Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death among college students

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About NAMI Metro Baltimore

NAMI Metropolitan Baltimore is dedicated to improving the lives of individuals living with mental health conditions, their families and communities. Founded in 1983, we are a local affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization.

NAMI Metropolitan Baltimore and dedicated grassroots volunteers work together to raise awareness and provide essential education, advocacy and support group programs for people living with mental illness and their loved ones. Our affiliate serves communities throughout Baltimore City and Baltimore County.

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