Serving Gogebic, Iron and Ontonagon Counties

CMH hosts mental health awareness event

By MEGAN HUGHES

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WAKEFIELD — The 11th annual Walk a Mile in My Shoes rally at the Wakefield VFW was held last week, as area students and people from local health systems area mental health awareness groups gathered to spread awareness of the importance of mental health and combatting the stigma of seeking help.

The program began at 11 a.m. as guest speakers spoke about their personal experiences with mental health.

Philip Hefner-Gardiepy from Northpoint Behavioral Health was a returning speaker to the event. He said he was glad to be back for such an important event. He...