ROBERTSDALE, Ala. (WALA) – The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Baldwin County held its first Mental Health Fair on Saturday at Honeybee Park in Robertsdale in hopes of letting those who may be struggling know that they are not alone.
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought to light “a lot of mental health issues that have opened up a lot of issues for people they haven’t been able to see before,” says NAMI County Co-Leader Pat Siano. Baldwin.
“They’ve touched a lot more people, a lot of people who may not have had depression during the COVID shutdown and so we’re taking advantage of that and turning it into a positive by using events like today and by spreading the word so people know they’re not alone,” Siano said.
Baldwin County Education Association President Melissa Daniel gave NAMI Baldwin County $1,000 to continue raising awareness about mental health.
Robertsdale Mayor Charles Murphy was also on hand to deliver a city proclamation at Saturday’s event.
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