DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN)—On Saturday, the third-annual “BHB Bash” will be held at “the Plant” in Downtown Dothan.

BHB stands for “Blayne Hardy Barfield” a young mother and teacher in Slocomb who took her
own life over 7 years ago.

The foundation’s mission is to prevent suicide while also
promoting mental health.

On March 12th, 2015, Blayne took her own life. Her husband, Justin Barfield,
feels Blayne’s “postpartum depression” after the birth of their daughter
turned into major depression.

On Saturday, the third annual BHB bash raises money for area non-profit agencies.
Some of the dollars will help provide counseling “Free of charge” to the community.

Justin Barfield says “you would be hard-pressed to find a family that has not lost a family member by suicide. I feel mental health in most recent years, mental health is coming to the forefront and not being a hidden disease or illness.”

Mike Gurspan says “since losing his wife, Justin says he’s constantly talking to people about the importance of mental health.”

Anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues can affect anyone. Barfield says there’s no shame to seek “help” for feeling blue. The BHB foundation’s mission is to help reduce and prevent suicide and promote mental health awareness.

Justin Barfield says “from my studying and reading and so forth, the person wants to remove themselves from our lives because they’re a problem, and that’s the furthest from the truth because when they remove themselves then it leaves the family and friends and the surroundings to put the pieces together for the years to follow.”

Saturday’s event includes live music, food trucks, and a silent auction. The BHB bash also coincides with May being mental health awareness month.