Family-friendly “Illuminate” Event coming Sept. 21

FLINT — The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Genesee County will host its 2nd Annual Illuminate Community Event on Sept. 21, from 6-8:30 p.m. at the downtown Flint Flat lot, at the corner of Saginaw and Kearsley Streets.

During the family-friendly event, Barb Smith from the Suicide Resource & Response Network will be the Keynote Speaker. Barb is a well-known advocate for suicide prevention, intervention, and aftercare. After the opening speech, attendees can participate in a variety of interactive activities including a Bus Stop with the Genesee Health System Mobile Mental Health Unit which has helped to connect over 35,000 people to the services they need; a Mind, Body and Soul Stop with a drum circle and yoga demonstrations; a Make and Take Art Stop sponsored by Mott’s Children’s Health Center; a Veteran Stop with a 22 push-up challenge; and Suicide Awareness One Mile Sidewalk Stroll.

Details: Call 810-577-1486 or email jsand42@comcast.net. G.G.