News Staff Report
May is Mental Health Awareness Month across the U.S., and a Mental Health Awareness Walkathon will be held in Atmore this Saturday, May 7.
The event was organized by Marlo Young, Mental Health Services Coordinator for the Escambia County School System. It will begin at 9 a.m. at the former YMCA building on Pensacola Avenue, and participants will walk to Tom Byrne Park, where a Mental Health Awareness information booth will be part of Mayfest.
The walkathon is designed to help bring awareness of the need for more and better mental health programs and services in Escambia County.