Rally Held to Focus on Treating Mental Illness

By: News 10
By: News 10

"Everybody has obstacles, everybody has things going on in their life, but we can all achieve what we would like to achieve independently or with a little bit of support, so focus on our ability and not our disability."

"Forget what I can't do, focus on what i can do." That was the message behind Wednesday's mental health rally at the state capitol. Event organizers tell wilx.com more than 3,000 people from all over the state attended the "Walk a Mile in My Shoes" rally. They say there is still a lot of work to be done when it comes to treating mental illness, but it's important to focus on what people with disabilities can do. "Always look at the positive in everybody and look at what they can do, what they can achieve. Everybody has obstacles, everybody has things going on in their life, but we can all achieve what we would like to achieve independently or with a little bit of support so focus on our ability and not our disability," said Tiffany Devon of Community Living Services. This was the 10th year for the event. It included a speech by former Michigan State University basketball player Anthony Ianni, who's been touring the state talking about his battle with autism.


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