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NAMIWALKS invites the community to show support for mental wellness.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: The sounds of a world gone by are being celebrated by a band called Piffaro; and a celebrating of creative writing returns to Cochise College.

NAMI walks interview April Barbosa, NAMI's Ending Silence program manager and Marisol De La Rosa, the Executive Assistant to the Executive Director interview in the AZPM studio with Mark.
AZPM staff/ Alecia Vasquez

Arizona Spotlight

March 28, 2024

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Featured on the March 28th, 2024 edition of ARIZONA SPOTLIGHT with host Mark McLemore:

  • The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Southern Arizona is a community based organization that offers help and hope to those affected by mental illness and their loved ones. NAMISA is holding their biggest fundraiser of the year NAMI walks, which will take place Saturday, April 6th at Kennedy Park. Mark talks with two NAMISA representatives, April Barbosa and Marisol De La Rosa, about their mission to offer no cost advocacy, education and support to anyone in our community coping with mental illness. April Barbosa is also the Program Coordinator for NAMI's Ending The Silence program.

If you or someone you know needs help, you can get in touch with the national Suicide & Crisis Hotline by calling or texting 988. In Tucson, The National Alliance on Mental Illness is available at 520-622-6000, and The Hope Incorporated Warm Line is 520-770-9909. There is no shame in attempting to save a life, especially your own.

NAMI Spot 2 Dionisio de la Viña, one of the NAMI volunteers, discusses how building a book club for readers interested in mental, health developed into a community as well.
  • It’s one thing to read about history, but it’s another thing to hear it. Meet the band Piffaro, who perform music from the late Medieval, Renaissance and early Baroque periods, on original antique instruments.

Piffaro at Cochise Piffaro, The Renaissance Band performs at Cochise College. February 9, 2024.
AZPM/Summer Hom

Priscilla-Piffaro VIEW LARGER Piffaro, The Renaissance Band Artistic Director Priscilla Herreid talks about the variety of instruments the band plays during a concert and master class held at Cochise College February 9, 2024.
AZPM Summer Hom

Logan studio Poet, performance artist and educator Logan Phillips reads from one of his books in an azpm radio studio.
AZPM /Tony Paniagua

Web page by Alecia Vasquez.

ARIZONA SPOTLIGHT airs every Thursday at 8:30 am and 6:00 pm and every Saturday at 3:00 pm on NPR 89.1 FM / 1550 AM.

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