For 11 years the National Alliance on Mental Illness has provided education, support, and advocacy for persons with mental illness. As a nurse working in mental health I have used NAMI more times than I can remember as a source for information.
Every year they have a fundraising 5K walk. In Minneapolis the walk is on September 28 at 1:00 at Minnehaha Park. I hope if you are in the area you will come and show your support. There are also other walks throughout the US and opportunities available to host a walk.