Michael Johnson Mental Health Awareness event

Michael Johnson speaks to the fair participants at the Mental Health Awareness Fair in the YMCA parking lot on Saturday. Photo by Todd Prater. 

Thomasene Johnson saw the need for an event to promote services and activities to make it easier to cope with these trying times.

That’s why on Saturday, the MJ 93-90 Foundation presented the Mental Health Awareness Fair in the YMCA parking lot. To keep it COVID safe, everyone participating could stay in their vehicles and tune into speakers through a special radio frequency provided by Scott Communications.

Brenda McCary from the Selma Community VA Outpatient Clinic presented information on resources available through the VA Outpatient Center to help those who have contemplated suicide and their families. Jeffery Robinson of the Cahaba Mental Health Center suggested ways to better cope with the stresses caused by the COVID pandemic.

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