Commissioners proclaim May as Mental Health Month
At their April 29, 2020, meeting, the Lorain County Commissioners issued a proclamation for May as Mental Health Month for the County of Lorain.
If your city or civic group would like to join the effort to support each other’s mental health and wellness in May and beyond, please contact Clare Rosser at firstname.lastname@example.org to request a proclamation and Mental Health Month toolkit of online resources.
Many thanks to the Commissioners for promoting Mental Health Month.
The Commissioners’ proclamation reads as follows:
WHEREAS, mental health is essential to everyone’s overall health and wellbeing; and
WHEREAS, attention to mental health needs has never been more important than during this time of global change; and
WHEREAS, all Americans face challenges in life that can impact their mental health; and
WHEREAS, prevention is an effective way to reduce the burden of mental health conditions; and
WHEREAS, there are practical tools that all people can use to improve their mental health and increase resiliency; and
WHEREAS, mental health conditions are real and prevalent in our nation; and
WHEREAS, with effective treatment, those individuals with mental health conditions can recover and lead full, productive lives; and
WHEREAS, each business, school, government agency, healthcare provider, organization and citizen shares the burden of mental health problems and has a responsibility to promote mental wellness and support prevention efforts; and
WHEREAS, the Mental Health, Addiction and Recovery Services (MHARS) Board of Lorain County provides leadership and direction to local partners by planning, funding and monitoring community mental health and substance use needs.
THEREFORE, the Lorain County Commissioners, do hereby proclaim May 2020 as Mental Health Month. We call upon the citizens, government agencies, public and private institutions, businesses and schools in Lorain 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.