Fun Fair highlighting local mental health resources

By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor

ALABASTER – The Shelby County chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness will give locals a chance to have fun in early May while learning about the myriad mental health resources available in the area.

NAMI will host the Fun Fair on Saturday, May 5, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Alabaster’s Veterans Park.

“Enjoy music, kids games, face painting, a bouncy house and food trucks – and join us in the campaign to support a StigmaFree community to promote understanding surrounding mental health,” read a NAMI release. “This event will help raise awareness of support programs available to individuals and families.”

The event will be sponsored by NAMI Shelby County, Colonial Pipeline, American Drilling, Luckie and Summit Media.

Participating in the event will be Alabama Counseling Link, Alabaster Fire Department, Alabaster Police Department, Angela Hayes Counseling, LLC, Bradford Health Services, Brookwood Baptist Shelby Medical Center, Chilton Shelby Mental Health, Compact 20/20, DHR Adult Services, Gateway Family Solutions, Hand in Paw, IPS Supportive Employment, Kimberly Williams Counseling, LLC, M4A (Middle Alabama Area Agency on Aging),Mind, Body and Heart Wellness, NAMI Connection, Recovery Support Group, NAMI Family-to-Family, Pelham Fire Department, Pelham Police Department, Psychiatric Intake Response Center (PIRC), Recovery, Organization of Support Specialists (R.O.S.S.), Safehouse of Shelby County, SafeShelby Sexual Assault Services, Shelby County Drug Enforcement Task Force, Shelby County Drug Free Coalition, Shelby County Treatment Center, United Way Success by 6 and the Warrior Wellness Group.