Say it in a whisper: bipolar, schizophrenia, depression, obsessive compulsive, post-traumatic stress, borderline personality. But on Saturday, Oct. 3, sponsors, donors, businesses, volunteers, families, and loved ones throughout the county spoke out! More than 160 walkers attended the first annual National Alliance on Mental Illness, San Luis Obispo County (NAMI SLOCO) “Beautiful Minds Walk” and raised more than $10,000 in an effort to raise awareness about mental illness and to help eradicate the stigma associated with such afflictions. It is with deep passion, emotion, and joy that I wish to express a giant thank you to all those involved. For information about support groups, visit namislo.org.