Mental health rally at Louisiana State Capitol hopes to raise awareness

Mental health rally at Louisiana State Capitol hopes to raise awareness

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Mental health advocates rallied on the steps of the Louisiana State Capitol as a part of Behavioral Health Day there Tuesday.

Hundreds of people suffering from or affected by mental health gathered under the theme "Treatment Works."

The rally featured a number of local and statewide advocates and those who could tell their own stories of how mental health issues have impacted their families and what solutions need to be presented.

Gov. John Bel Edwards proclaimed May as Mental Health Month in Louisiana.

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