Woman towing casket finishes walk highlighting mental health

A New Jersey woman towing a casket to raise awareness of mental health issues has arrived at the statehouse after a roughly 80-mile walk.

Greta Schwartz walked from Cape May County to the Statehouse in Trenton, towing a casket, to raise awareness for mental health.

Greta Schwartz walked from Cape May County to the Statehouse in Trenton, towing a casket, to raise awareness for mental health. (6/1/16)

TRENTON - A New Jersey woman towing a casket to raise awareness of mental health issues has arrived at the statehouse after a roughly 80-mile walk.

Greta Schwartz, of Seaville, broke down in tears after she stopped at the statehouse steps on Wednesday. It was the third and final day of the 48-year-old's journey from Cape May County.

The restaurant owner and former actor says she started the third leg of walk with blisters on her feet, but hit her stride once adrenaline kicked in.

She says she got the idea for the walk after attending a symposium on the issue of mental health treatment and suicide last year. She also says her son attended school with students who took their own lives, as well.

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