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Wakefield event addresses stigma of mental health, disabilities


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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, banners...