The National Alliance on Mental Illness has announced that Steven Nasiatka, the director of Crossbridge Behavioral Health/Baptist Healthcare, will serve as the corporate chairman for their annual fundraising event, NAMIWalks Alabama.
The Walk is scheduled to take place at Wynton Blount Cultural Park on Saturday, Sept. 21. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., with starting line ribbon cutting at 10 a.m. It’s a family friendly event with music, children’s games, snacks, vendor booths and more.
Every year, regardless of race, age or economic status, mental illness impacts the lives of at least one in five individuals. In Alabama, 680,000 adults have a mental health condition. Funds raised through the Walk support NAMI’s mission of recovery-focused support, education and advocacy for individuals, families and loved ones and to increase awareness and eliminate stigma.
Crossbridge Behavioral Health, an affiliate of Baptist Medical Center South, is committed to providing mental health services to individuals who are in crisis through a skilled team of psychiatrists, nurses, counselors, social workers and support staff. Baptist Health says it is committed to promoting and improving the physical, emotional and spiritual well-being of the people and communities it serves through the delivery of quality health care services.
“NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization and is a lifesaver to many,” Nasiatka said. “NAMI Alabama works on the ground through 10 affiliates across the state. I am lending my support because I believe in NAMI and its mission.”
NAMIWalks is a national signature fundraising event with corporate sponsorships, corporate walk teams and family walk teams being the key to the success of the Walk. For more information about NAMI Alabama or the Walk and how you can get involved, call 334-396-4797.