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Walk a Mile Rally

Walk a Mile in My Shoes LIVE, IN-PERSON Rally!

September 29, 2021 – Mark Your Calendar!!

While we understand if your agency has decided to forego this year’s event due to local concerns for health and safety, many have decided to join in the advocacy taking place this year in Lansing!  We are still expecting around 1,000 attendees!  Below are some important notes for those who will be joining us in person for the rally:

  1. In an effort to reduce touchpoints and immediate contact, there will be NO GOODIE BAGS handed out this year.  The decision was made to have individual commemorative hats laid out on tables for attendees to help themselves to.  It is important to note that NO FOOD will be given out this year.
  2. While we are not REQUIRING masks be worn during this event, we HIGHLY RECOMMEND that anyone who can wear a mask, wear one.
  3. As with any other event or outing, IF YOU ARE NOT FEELING WELL OR RUNNING A FEVER please stay home.  We will miss you, but safety is our first priority.

CLICK HERE to download this year’s Walk A Mile Packet

Each year, we draw more than 2,500 advocates from across Michigan to the Capitol Building to support public behavioral healthcare.  This rally aims to highlight the need for increased funding for mental health services, raises awareness of behavioral health needs in health and policy discussions and works to banish behavioral health stigmas.

There are more than 300,000 citizens in Michigan who seek behavioral health services. Join us on Wednesday, September 29 as we rally together on the Capitol Lawn for increased mental health funding and the need for behavioral health to be continually included in policy discussions.

Why We Rally…

To enhance public awareness, because legislators need to know that Mental Health Matters.
To put an end to the stigma related to mental illness & developmental disabilities, because Michigan does not have parity (equality) between mental health & physical health care coverage.
To promote mental health and wellness, because we can make a difference!

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