Whereas, Mental health is essential to everyone’s overall health and well-being and all Americans experience times of difficulty and stress in their lives; and
Whereas, Good mental health helps us face difficulty and stress in our lives with one in four adults experiencing mental health problems and with one-half of chronic mental illness beginning by the age of fourteen; and
Whereas, Mental illness adversely affects one’s ability to adapt and is often life-threatening in nature with prevention being an effective way to reduce the burden of mental health conditions; and
Whereas, Businesses, schools, government agency, and healthcare providers and citizens share the burden of mental health problems and with early and effective treatment, those individuals with mental health conditions can recover and lead full, productive lives.
Now, Therefore, I, Tom Reid, By The Power Vested In Me As The Mayor Of The City Of Pearland, Texas, Do Hereby Proclaim The Month of May as
MENTAL HEALTH MONTH
In Pearland and I ask all citizens both near and far to join with me as we proclaim the month of May 2017 as Mental Health Awareness Month to promote public understanding of the importance 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.
Given Under My Hand And Seal Of Office This 24th Day of April, 2017.