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UPDATE: Harrison County Family Helping Son Raise Awareness About Mental Health

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Chad Sigmon started his 2,650-mile run in Jacksonville Florida and finished this week in San Diego, California. Sigmon started the run to raise awareness about mental illness and stigmas around it.

Sigmon was accompanied by his family, some Harrison County residents.

He said he was diagnosed with obsessive compulsive disorder when he was 19 and got help.

He wants others to like him to get help, too.


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A Harrison County family is helping its son raise awareness about mental illness and stigmas around it.

Chad Sigmon started his 2,650 mile run on April 1.

Sigmon is running from Jacksonville, Florida to San Diego, California.

He said he was diagnosed with obsessive compulsive disorder when he was 19 and was able to get help.

He wants others to know they can get help, too.

"Trying to eliminate that negative stigma. If someone does have an issue with mental health, not to be ashamed of it. It's just like anything, it can be treated. Everyone has their daily struggles," Sigmon said.

Sigmon's parents and brother still live in Harrison County. 

He said it'll take about seven months to complete his journey.

You can follow it online by checking out his blog.