Justin and Illyana Annunziato were married this past year and are expecting a little boy in November! Before we met, we both went through various challenges surrounding mental health issues, suicidal ideation, and addiction. As a mental health counselor, Illyana has made it her mission to serve others and help the way others have helped her throughout her emotional journey. Justin, a P.E. teacher for Coastal Montessori Charter School, has carried a long-term passion to help others and provide hope. Our goal with helping to start this walk was to bring awareness to children, teens, and adults on these issues and let others know they are not alone. We will be sharing our stories and will be resources for those who continue to struggle.
On September 14th, 2019 beginning at 7:00 p.m. our team will walk through the night to raise money for local mental health providers and bring awareness to our community. Together, we can RISE and #endthestigma.