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Wakefield event addresses stigma of mental health, disabilities

 

May 16, 2019

Bryan Hellios/Daily Globe

PARTICIPANTS HELPED stomped out the stigma of disorders during the eighth annual 'Walk a Mile in my Shoes' event in Wakefield on Wednesday.

By BRYAN HELLIOS

bhellios@yourdailyglobe.com

WAKEFIELD - Gogebic Community Mental Health Authority aimed to "stomp out stigma" during its eighth annual Walk a Mile in My Shoes event at Wakefield VFW Wednesday.

Missy Lane, the chairperson for community mental health's anti-stigma committee, said the purpose of the event is to provide education and bring awareness to the community.

"We want everybody to be treated equal," she said.

The actual walk is more "symbolic" and Lane said not everyone chooses to go.

"It's not around the lake like a lot of people think," she said.

During the walk,...



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