Doylestown, PA – Bucks County family law firm Williams Family Law. P.C. was pleased to support the National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI) of Bucks County through sponsorship of the recent “March for the 22” event on October 22. The event sought to help raise awareness of the high rate of suicide among U.S. military veterans.
The “March for the 22” signifies the average number of veterans who commit suicide each day, according to statistics from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs.
“We need to do all we can to try and help these veterans by raising awareness of what they’re going through,” said Williams Family Law founder and managing partner Jeffrey M. Williams. “The fact that 22 veterans take their own lives every day is tragic. It doesn’t have to be that way.”
Area veterans, active duty military members and numerous concerned community members carried 22-pound packs on their backs while they marched approximately 22 kilometers from Washington Crossing National Cemetery in Upper Makefield to the memorial courtyard at the Bucks County Administration Building in Doylestown Borough.
The march ended with a rally and other community activities in the memorial courtyard that focused on raising awareness about veterans and their struggles with post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and suicide.
NAMI of Bucks County is a nonprofit advocacy organization that seeks to improve the lives of the citizens of Bucks County who suffer from a serious mental illness or, as family members and caregivers, share the burden of these devastating illnesses. The organization’s programs educate individuals with mental illness to better understand their illness, stressors, and how to live in recovery. To learn more about NAMI of Bucks County, visit namibuckspa.org.
Williams Family Law, P.C., is a premier family law firm based in Bucks County, Pa. The firm provides individuals with matrimonial and family law legal counsel and representation in alimony, child support, child custody, divorce, cohabitation, grandparents’ custody rights, equitable distribution, marital settlement agreements, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, separation agreements, spousal support, matrimonial taxation issues and related legal matters. The family law attorneys also provide guidance and representation in alternative dispute resolution forums, handling mediation, arbitration and custody dispute resolution. The practice at Williams Family Law centers on four core principles: experienced guidance, compassionate advice, powerful advocacy and knowledge of the local courts and counsel. The firm prides itself on leadership within the profession and a strong record of success.