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"Walk-a-Mile in My Shoes" - Mental health rally at the Capitol

Posted at 4:03 PM, Sep 09, 2023
and last updated 2023-09-09 16:13:18-04
  • Hosted by the Community Mental Health Association of Michigan
  • Citizens from across the state will gather on the Capitol lawn Wednesday, Sep. 13
  • Their goal is to inform lawmakers and community members of the importance of access to mental health services

Attendees will gather Wednesday to push for increased mental health funding and include behavioral health in policy discussion.
Going 18 years strong, organizers hope to raise awareness of the importance of public access to mental health services and erase the stigma surrounding developmental disabilities.

The event will feature a walk around the Capitol and personal stories from citizens who had difficulty accessing mental health services, and from those who've benefited from individualized mental health care.

Check in begins at 12:30 p.m. and the rally will end around 3:00 p.m. For more information, visit the Community Mental Health Association of Michigan website at

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