Tuesday, October 16, 2018

APPA sponsors NAMIAlabama Walks

Posted by Pat Smith On September - 19 - 2018

NAMIWalks is celebrating its 16th anniversary with its largest and most successful mental health awareness and fundraising event in the country.

 

APPA is proud to be a sponsor of 2018 NAMIWalks Alabama, which raises awareness of mental illness and raises funds to help individuals and families in our region. This year’s theme focuses on breaking the stigma of mental illness, and will be in Montgomery at the Wynton Blount Cultural Park on Saturday, Sept. 22. Four days out from the event, NAMIWalks Alabama had raised nearly $68,000 of its $75,000 goal.

 

According to NAMI, mental illness impacts the lives of at least one in five individuals across the United States, or about 65 million Americans. In Alabama, the Department of Mental Health estimates more than 200,000 citizen in Alabama are affected by mental illness.

 

The walk is a partnership with NAMI, NAMI Alabama and their NAMA affiliates. Representing APPA at the event is Meghan Martin, APPA’s new director.

 

Learn more at www.namialabama.org.

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