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Proclamation #214 - Mental Health Month 2016 ‘Let’s Talk About It’

Mental Health Month 2016
‘Let’s Talk About It’
WHEREAS, mental health is essential to everyone’s overall health and well-being; and WHEREAS, all Americans experience times of difficulty and stress in their lives; 1 in 5 american adults will experience a mental health issue this year; and WHEREAS, prevention is an effective way to reduce the impact of mental health conditions; and WHEREAS, there is a strong body of research that supports specific tools that all Americans can use to better handle challenges, and protect their health and well-being; and
WHEREAS, mental health conditions are real and prevalent in our nation; and WHEREAS, with effective treatment, those individuals with mental health conditions can and do recover and lead full, productive lives; come connect with those that can support you on May 19th, 2pm – 4pm at the Warren Recovery Center (North Warren); and WHEREAS, each business, school, government agency, healthcare provider, organization and citizen shares the effects of mental health issues and has a responsibility to promote mental wellness and support prevention efforts to reduce the impact of mental health issues. THEREFORE, We the Commissioners of Warren County do hereby proclaim May 2016 as Mental Health Month in WARREN COUNTY. We also call upon the citizens, government agencies, public and private institutions, businesses and schools in WARREN COUNTY to recommit our community to increasing awareness and understanding of mental health, the steps our citizens can take to protect their mental health, and the need for appropriate and accessible services for all people with mental health conditions.
ADOPTED this 27th of April 2016.
Cindy Morrison
Benjamin Kafferlin
Attest: Vice Chair
Pamela J. Matve Jeff Eggleston
Chief Clerk Secretary