EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) – Endeavors and the National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI) in El Paso hosted the “Over the Edge” fundraiser today at the Coronado Tower.

Residents can pledge as little as $25 to help those affected by a mental illness or disorder. Both organizations hope to raise $80,000 for children, families, Veterans and those struggling with mental illness or other disabilities who do not have access to assistance.

The fundraising took place in an urban rappelling event which was open to the public.
Registered participants will descend the Coronado Tower, which is the tallest building in west El Paso. The fundraising event is sponsored by RVK Architecture, Target Hospitality, River Oaks
Properties, Jordan Foster Construction, ADP, and El Paso Behavioral Health System.

According to the El Paso Behavioral Health Consortium, El Paso residents experience higher
rates of poor mental health than all of Texas. In El Paso, there are five psychiatrists for every 100,000 residents. The national average is nine psychiatrists per 100,000 residents.

Residents can pledge here: https://give.overtheedge.events/Endeavors?ref=ab_57T7LFHfOij57T7LFHfOij

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