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National Alliance on Mental Illness Holds Annual Walk

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About 100 walkers made their way to Sheffield Park in Lynn Haven to show their support for the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

The walk brings awareness to many of the misconceptions about mental illness, and offers hope that with help from friends and family, those who suffer from it can live a normal life.

Emilee Jones was diagnosed with bi-polar disorder at age 30 and came from Graceville to take part in the walk.

"Mental Illness is no different then high blood presser or cancer or any other disease for that matter so I think its important that we don't single people out simply for the fact that they are mentally ill," says Jones.

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, nearly 60 million Americans experience a mental health condition each year.