World Mental Health Day Proclamation
"World Mental Health Day" - October 10, 2017
WHEREAS, over 450 million individuals around the world are living with mental illness that could benefit from early diagnosis and appropriate and adequate treatment and support; and
WHEREAS, fewer than one-half of those who could benefit from early diagnosis and treatment for mental illness receive any treatment or care at all; and
WHEREAS, mental illness such as anxiety disorders, major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia are leading causes of poor work performance, family disruptions, and even suicide, and contribute greatly to the
global burden of disease; and
WHEREAS, these startling health statistics and the human toll they represent are often given little attention or concern by the general public, the general healthcare system, and elected and appointed public policy makers, resulting in inadequate priority being given those disorders; and
WHEREAS, the World Federation for Mental Health has designated October 10, 2017 for World Mental Health Day and urges increased effort and action intended to improve mental health services and ready access to services by those experiencing serious mental health problems and disorders;
NOW THEREFORE, I, Mike Richman, Mayor of the Village of Pemberton, do hereby proclaim October 10, 2017 "World Mental Health Day" in the Village of Pemberton.
For more information on World Mental Health Day, visit the World Federation for Mental Health website.