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NAMI North Texas proudly announces Brittney Johnson, the Emmy Award-winning co-anchor of NBC 5 News at 10 p.m., as the honorary chair of NAMIWalks North Texas 2024. With her dedication to journalism and community service, Johnson brings a powerful voice and commitment to raising awareness about mental health issues in the North Texas region.

Scheduled for Saturday, May 18th, at 9:00 a.m., NAMIWalks North Texas will take place at Riders Field, 7300 Roughriders Trail, Frisco, TX 75034. The event features a resource fair, activities for kids, and free parking, making it a family-friendly outing for all to enjoy. Additionally, the walk is pet-friendly, ensuring that everyone, including furry companions, can participate in supporting mental health advocacy. NBC 5 / Telemundo 39 is a media sponsor of the fundraiser.

"We are honored to have Brittney Johnson join us as the honorary chair of NAMIWalks North Texas," said Dr. Athena Trentin, Executive Director of NAMI North Texas. "Her dedication to mental health awareness and community empowerment aligns perfectly with our mission, and we are excited to work together to make this year's event a success."

"I’m excited and honored to serve as the 2024 NAMIWalks chair because I’ve witnessed the impact that mental illness can have on individuals, families, and communities,” Johnson expressed. “In my personal life, I’ve tried my best to be there for loved ones battling depression. People all around us need resources, support, and hope. NAMI is working tirelessly to provide all the above and at higher levels. I pray that more of us join the conversation, learn the signs, and work together to make tomorrow brighter."

Registration for NAMIWalks North Texas is free, with participants encouraged to collect donations to support mental health advocacy. Walkers raising $100 or more will receive a NAMIWalks North Texas event t-shirt and other recognition gifts. To participate, donate, or support a team, please visit

About NAMI North Texas

Founded in 1982, NAMI North Texas is a 501(c)(3) tax-deductible nonprofit organization dedicated to advocating for equitable access to mental health services, treatment, supports, and research. Serving Dallas, Collin, Denton, and Rockwall counties, NAMI North Texas provides essential and free education, advocacy, and support group programs. For more information about NAMI North Texas and its programs, please visit

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