Care package project completed with NAMI

On Friday, July 9th, five of Virginia’s eight mental health institutions stopped accepting new patients due to a staffing shortage.  When this happens, the responsibility to care for our community often times is put on the shoulders of first responders, police officers, and emergency room personnel. That is why MHA-A and NAMI came together.

MHA-A and NAMI Central Shenandoah Valley collaborated on this project to put together 150 care packages for our community.  They provided tips on interacting with individuals experiencing a mental health crisis.  Community based first responders, who the bulk of the responsibility falls on, take care of individuals who are impacted with a mental health crisis during this time of need. Thanks to the phenomenal energy and motivation of both MHA-A and NAMI for serving our community well.