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Walk a Mile Rally

Walk a Mile in My Shoes Virtual Rally!

September 29, 2020 – Noon to 2:00pm!!

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On Tuesday, September 29, hundreds of mental health advocates across the state will participate in the Community Mental Health Association of Michigan’s (CMHA) virtual “Walk-a-Mile in My Shoes” rally in support of the 300,000 citizens in Michigan who receive behavioral health support services.  In an effort to help prevent the spread of this virus, limit exposure, and to ensure the health of those we serve – some of the most vulnerable populations there are! – the Community Mental Health Association has decided to hold this event virtually.  This year marks the 16th anniversary for the Walk-a-Mile in My Shoes event.  WE KNOW HOW IMPORTANT THIS EVENT IS FOR THOSE WE SERVE TO HAVE THEIR VOICES HEARD!!

Each year, we draw more than 2,500 advocates from across Michigan to the Capitol Building to support public behavioral healthcare. We will be virtual instead of in-person this year, but let’s get that same turnout for this year’s virtual event. We’ll see you at 12 p.m. on Tuesday, September 29.

Walk A Mile FaceBook Event Link

The Walk-a-Mile rally will look different this year, but it’s just as important as ever! Put on your best pair of walking shoes, snap a photo walking along your favorite park or neighborhood trail and share it with us using


Every year, 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 at 12 p.m. on Tuesday, September 29 as we rally together online for increased mental health funding and the need for behavioral health to be continually included in policy discussions. #WalkAMile

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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