NAMI ROME TO HOST BASH ON MONDAY EVENING TO CELEBRATE MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS

Written by Elizabeth Davis. Posted in News & Weather

The Rome chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (or NAMI) will host its first-ever BASH – Barbecue Awards Social Happening – on Monday, May 22nd at Rome’s First United Methodist Church.

Bonnie Moore, NAMI Rome president, says that the organization recently won some state awards that will be celebrated at the event, which is slated to get underway at 6 pm.  Bill Carruthers of Savannah, a member of the NAMI Georgia board of directors, will be the featured speaker.  State Representative Katie Dempsey of Rome will also be honored.

Jim Moore (Bonnie’s husband and co-leader of the local NAMI chapter), adds that May is Mental Health Awareness Month.  He says that the goal of the National Alliance on Mental Illness is to erase the stigma of mental illness and help people live a life of recovery.

Admission to NAMI Rome’s BASH is free to the public, but reservations must be made in advance by today at 5 pm.  For more information or to make reservations, call (706) 506-5010 or email namiromega@gmail.com.

Peach State Health Plan has stepped up to serve as the sponsor of the event and will provide food to attendees.  Door prizes will also be given away.

 

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