2017 NAMI Walk

Published: October 14th, 2017

By: Melinda Fawcett

Category: Uncategorized

Drs. Hoxa, Davis, Guzman, and Bussing at NAMI Walk

Child Psychiatry Fellow, Dr. Hoxha; Residents, Dr. Davis and Dr. Guzman-Quinones, with Psychiatry Chair; Dr. Bussing ready to walk for NAMI

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Gainesville Chapter held their Annual NAMI Walk on Saturday, October 14th at Depot Park.

Several public officials were present and spoke to the crowd of hundreds that had gathered for the walk. Including Gainesville Mayor, Lauren Poe, Alachua County Commissioner Robert Hutchinson, and Gainesville Chief of Police Tony Jones.

The UF Department of Psychiatry had several members in attendance to support the walk and provide information on mental health services available to the community.

The NAMI walk is the main fundraiser for NAMI each year and continues to grow in support from the community. NAMI is the largest grass roots organization that provides support, advocacy and education to family members and individuals with a mental illness. To learn more please visit NAMI Gainesville

Denise Thomas and Debra Krawczykiewicz

Denise Thomas and Debra Krawczykiewicz at the NAMI Walk at Depot Park

Debra Krawczykiewicz and Rebecca Lukowski

Debra Krawczykiewicz and Rebecca Lukowski at the UF Health Psychiatry table ready to talk about UF Health’s mental health services.

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