Self Storage Company Supports Mental Illness

Posted on Dec 28 2012 - 6:04pm by Kim Kilpatrick

The number of gun-related tragedies that the country is starting to see each year is becoming more and more disturbing. Every time one occurs the nation begins to debate the concept of gun control all over again. While this has occurred once again in the days following the tragedy in Newton, Connecticut, there has also been talk about the need for a better understanding of mental illness.

Definitive solutions for mental illness are still a long way from becoming a reality, but there are many meds that have been shown to be helpful in combatting many forms of mental illness. However, there is still need for much more understanding and study of various drugs especially how they react with each other and affect different forms of mental illness.

Lots of things have proven to be useful, but there is still much more that needs to be understood.

To help achieve a better understanding of mental illness, A-1 Self Storage (with headquarters in San Diego, California) has made a cash donation to the local San Diego branch of the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

“It is difficult to talk about someone close to you who suffers from mental illness unless you have experienced it yourself.” said Brian Caster, President and CEO of A-1 Self Storage. “NAMI San Diego provides a safe place for parents, siblings, and friends to come, to talk, share and learn. The understanding and compassion you gain is awesome. This is why A-1 Self Storage proudly supports NAMI San Diego.”

Supporting organizations such as NAMI is nothing new for A-1 Self Storage. The company has made getting involved in the community a regular part of doing business. On the website there are several healthcare, education, international and social services organizations listed that A-1 Self Storage has contributed to.

For example, earlier this month the company made a donation to the Meals on Wheels program in Alexandria, Virginia; one that makes sure that senior citizens are able to get enough to eat. 

“When we think of someone going to bed hungry, sad photos from 3rd world countries come to mind; not American Senior Citizens.” said Brian Caster, President and CEO of A-1 Self Storage. “…We at A-1 Self Storage are thankful to them for their efforts and are proud to support them.”

Sources Used:

“A-1 Self Storage Proudly Supports National Alliance on Mental Illness!” PRLog; 27 December 2012.

“A-1 Self Storage Proudly Supports Meals on Wheels!” PRLog; 19 December 2012.

Community Involvement; A-1 Self Storage.

About NAMI; National Alliance on Mental Illness.

About Kim Kilpatrick

Kim Kilpatrick has recently taken a break from the corporate world where she was a marketing director. She now enjoys reading, writing and blogging about things that interest her including pets and pet care (she shares her home with her beloved 8-year-old Chesapeake Bay retriever, Chester), pop culture, history and music. Kim is a "veteran" of relocation, so she also has a great deal to say on the topics of moving and self storage as well.
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