Tucson, AZ (PRWEB) April 16, 2013
Earlier this month, the staff of Sierra Tucson, a premier treatment center and psychiatric hospital committed to helping people recover from addictions, mental/behavioral disorders, and chronic pain, demonstrated their compassion and joined the community to raise funds and awareness for mental illness through NAMIWalks Southern Arizona.
NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI advocates for access to services, treatment, supports and research and is steadfast in its commitment to raise awareness and build a community of hope for all of those in need, according to the organization’s website. The walk events support their mission.
The Sierra Tucson team joined many other local Arizona companies and organizations in the walk. Holly Joubert, Psy.D., Manager of Sierra Tucson’s Psychology Department, coordinated staff participation.
“This is a wonderful cause and we were proud to participate,” said Joubert. “The walk was also fun and created camaraderie among our staff as an added bonus. On behalf of Sierra Tucson, we look forward to taking part in events like this in the future, to raise awareness for important causes.”
Underscoring the vital need for organizations of this type in the U.S., the NAMI website explains, “Mental illness affects everyone. Nearly 60 million Americans experience a mental health condition every year. Regardless of race, age, religion or economic status, mental illness impacts the lives of at least one in four adults and one in 10 children across the United States.”
“People living with mental illness need help and hope: they need a community that supports them, their families and their recovery. Because mental illness devastates the lives of so many Americans, NAMI works every day to save every life.”
About Sierra Tucson
Since its inception in 1983, Sierra Tucson has become an international leader in the treatment of addictions, eating disorders, mood disorders, pain management, and trauma/PTSD. A fully licensed Level 1 Special Hospital and Level 2 Behavioral Health Residential Treatment Center, Sierra Tucson is known for its holistic, bio-psycho-social-spiritual treatment approach and expertise in treating co-occurring disorders. Individualized treatment plans incorporate 12-Step philosophy, a wide variety of innovative and integrative therapies, a Family Program, and a combination of Western and Eastern Medicine practices. Dually accredited by The Joint Commission, Sierra Tucson employs seven full-time physicians as a key part of its multidisciplinary treatment team. Located on 160 acres at the foot of the Santa Catalina Mountains near Tucson, Arizona, this exceptional facility offers a beautiful, natural healing environment and the highest level of confidentiality. For more information about Sierra Tucson and its programs, call 800-842-4487.
Sierra Tucson is a member of CRC Health Group, the most comprehensive network of specialized behavioral care services in the nation. CRC offers the largest array of personalized treatment options, allowing individuals, families, and professionals to choose the most appropriate treatment setting for their behavioral, addiction, weight management, and therapeutic education needs. CRC is committed to making its services widely and easily available, while maintaining a passion for delivering advanced treatment. Since 1995, CRC programs have helped thousands of individuals and families reclaim and enrich their lives.
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