NAMI Baldwin County Hosts First Mental Health Fair to Highlight Mental Health Awareness

ROBERTSDALE, Ala. (WALA) – The National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI) Baldwin County held its first mental health expo at Honeybee Park in Robertsdale on Saturday, hoping to let those who may be struggling know they are not alone.

The COVID-19 pandemic has “brought to light a lot of mental illnesses that have posed a lot of problems for people who couldn’t see them before,” according to Pat Siano, Co-Affiliate Director of NAMI Baldwin County.

“They’ve affected a lot more people, a lot of people who may not have suffered depression during the COVID shutdown, and so we’re taking that and turning it into something positive, using events like today and getting the word out so people know that they are 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 in attendance to deliver a city proclamation at Saturday’s event.

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