Walk a Mile in My Shoes raises awareness for stigmas in the community

MARQUETTE — Rain or shine, the community came together for the 2nd annual Walk a Mile in My Shoes rally on Thursday.

It’s a rally to help increase awareness of the stigma around seeking help for mental health issues, developmental disabilities, or substance abuse issues. The walk was about bringing the community together and letting them know that we are here for them.

“I think anytime we can get together and celebrate our differences of the diversity of our community. Just being with each other is really a big part of being educated about it. Whatever we can do to help, we want to be a part of that process,” said Ashley Jenema, Clinical Supervisor.

They had booths and different services to help people identify any services or support that they need or want to access. The walk ended with speakers talking about different aspects of stigmas and some performers for entertainment.