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Walk aims to raise mental health awareness

By: Sudbury Northern Life Staff

 | Mar 03, 2014 - 12:16 PM |
Sudburians are invited to register for the first annual Walk for Mental Health Awareness, which takes place May 25.

The goal is to raise $2,500 for Defeat Depression, a national mental health awareness, anti-stigma and fundraising campaign that provides hope, raises awareness and reduces stigma for people affected by depression and other mood disorders.

The event is being organized by Lori Glibbery and step-daughter Brianna Cowling, whose father died of suicide last year.

“The reason I want to do this is to use my experience to make a positive difference,” Cowling said.

“I want to help those who struggle with their mental health to share their stories and open the lines of communication so that they feel comfortable asking for help and reaching out.”

Sign up to participate online at http://mdsc.akaraisin.com/Sudbury2014. For more information about Defeat Depression, visit www.defeatdepression.ca.

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