Mental Health Awareness Month celebrated by NFusion

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May was Mental Health Awareness Month, which was very successful! NFusion sponsored several events to help make people aware of Mental Health!

Burnt Orange Productions, owned and operated by Jason Stewart was MC for the talent show. The talent show was called “NFused with Talent” which consisted of 10 acts by youth from Starkville and Louisville. The first prize went to Dominique Triplett, second prize went to Cherish Triplett (no relation), and third prize went to TDD dance troupe of Starkville.

NFusion also recognized and provided breakfast to show our appreciation to our stakeholders during the Mental Health Awareness month May 6, 2015.

With the help of our outstanding community and awesome staff, NFusion has made Mental Health Awareness Month a success. Mayor Will Hill signed a proclamation recognizing May as Mental Health Awareness Month! The Awareness Day event was a community event was a community event that consisted of the following events: 1) with our local Poppa Clown, Elder Richard Moncrief, 2) A balloon release. 3) The simulation trailer was on site to give one an idea as to what it would be like to have Alzheimer. 4) A bounce house for the kids! 5) Information about Mental Health Awareness was provided to the youth and family.

NFusion also started community conversation about mental health with members of the Winston County community. Sandra Jackson, Larry Veazey, Elmetra Patterson, Jean Harper, Nona Armstrong, NFusion program coordinator, Lakicha Jernigan, family involvement specialist, Carnette Hudson and state CLC coordinator Albertstein Johnson-Pickett. This conversation will culminate with a community event August/September 2015 (TBA).

Special thanks to the following: Louisville Pilot Club, Ford Crowson Auto World, Scott “Scotty G” Gregory, Will Hill, Cash Saver, Farris Hopkins at The Radio Store, Heard’s Collision, Joseph McCain at the Winston County Journal, Larry Woodward, Anthony McIntosh and the Mt. Bell church family, Nona Armstrong, Natasha Mitchell, Alberstein Johnson- Pickett, Matt Naulker at the ARC of MS in Jackson, Elmer Coleman, Jason Stewart at Burnt Orange Productions, Momma B’s, Steve Lee, Estes Smoke Pitt (David and Versie Estes, owners), Maggie’s Hair Island, Ashley Motors, Uptown Cutz, St. James United Presbyterian Women, Rev. and Mrs. W.L. Hightower, Beck Funeral Home, Reggie’s Bar-b-que and Deli, Wesley United Methodist Church, Winston County NAACP, Winston County Self-Help, Wal-Mart, Zak’s Avenue Fashions, Inc., Dorothy Jean Harper, Elmetra Patterson, Ruth Robbins, and William McCully of McCully and Associates. Thank you for showing your support and contribution to our Mental Health Awareness Event!

NFusion staff at the event

NFusion staff at the event