BOSSIER CITY, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – In recognition of Mental Health Awareness month, organizations throughout Bossier Parish will come together Thursday evening for a walk meant to bring awareness to issues of mental health.

Several churches and non-profit organizations will gather at 6:30 p.m. in Brownlee at North Bossier Park 1515-1541 Mondello Way. From there they will walk to Providence Academy at 4525 Old Brownlee Rd.

Bossier City Mayor Tommy Chandler and Dr. Antwan R. Butler, a licensed mental health professional are scheduled to speak.

“I hope today would bring more awareness, again to the community, to the people, St. Elizabeth Baptist Church pastor Donzell Hughes said. “Again to have these agencies here, And I’m just here to support. And hope the word can get out and spread around that we all need to talk to somebody sometime.”

Partner organizations include:

  • St. Elizabeth Baptist Church
  • Pelican Bayou Counseling Agency
  • DOBI Healthcare Services and Mental Health Rehabilitation
  • Empowering Minds Rehabilitation Center, LLC
  • Choices Coordinated Care Solutions
  • United Nonprofits Inc.
  • Street Outreach Solutions, LLC
  • Greater New Zion Missionary Baptist Church of Benton, La.
  • Grace Presbyterian Church
  • Providence Classical Academy
  • Good Hope Baptist Church
  • Tag Rome State Farm

“This is the day, the month where the community gets together; churches organizations get together really just to educate people who may not be aware of what’s going on in our community,” Dr. Antwan Butler, a licensed mental health professional said. “We’re taking steps for them today.”