MONTGOMERY, Ala. –The Alabama Department of Mental Health, community providers, and the Montgomery Biscuits will host the annual Strike Out Stigma Night to offer essential information and resources on mental illness and substance use disorders. Join us Wednesday, August 18th for the 6:35 p.m. game!
Mental illness touches one in four people in their lifetime and starting the path to recovery is made more difficult when a person experiences prejudice caused by stigma. Stigma prevents crucial conversations, may inhibit individuals from obtaining jobs they are qualified for, and can prevent them from playing an active role in their community. Stigma is deeply hurtful and isolating and is one of the most significant barriers to treatment for mental illness and substance use disorders.
Everyone can play an important role in helping ‘Strike Out Stigma.’ Conversations and resources about mental health are vital. At the event, these community providers will offer information on services for those in need and their families:
|Montgomery Mental Health Authority||Recovery Organization of Support Specialists|
|NAMI Alabama||Samaritan Counseling Center|
|Council on Substance Abuse||New Season Metro Treatment Center|
|Wings Across Alabama||Bradford Health Services|
|Mental Health America (Montgomery)||Montgomery Veterans Center|
|Central Alabama Dept. of Veterans Affairs|