May 2022 – Mental Health Month
The Jefferson County Prevention and Recovery Board recognizes May 2022 as Mental Health Month with the following proclamation:
MENTAL HEALTH MONTH
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; and
WHEREAS, prevention is an effective way to reduce the burden 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 early and 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.
THEREFORE, the Jefferson County Prevention and Recovery Board, of the State of Ohio, hereby proclaims
May 2022 as Mental Health Month in Jefferson County
and calls upon the citizens of Jefferson County to support increased 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.
County Commissioners Declare May as Mental Health Month in Jefferson County
On April 28, 2022, Commissioner Graham, Commissioner Maple, and Commissioner Morelli adopted the PROCLAMATION declaring May, 2022 as “MENTAL HEALTH MONTH” in Jefferson County.
Together for Mental Health
Each year millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental illness. During May, NAMI joins the national movement to raise awareness about mental health. Each year we fight stigma, provide support, educate the public and advocate for policies that support people with mental illness and their families.
For 2022’s Mental Health Awareness Month, NAMI will amplify the message of “Together for Mental Health.” We will use this time to bring our voices together to advocate for mental health and access to care through NAMI’s blog, personal stories, videos, digital toolkits, social media engagements and national events.
Together, we can realize our shared vision of a nation where anyone affected by mental illness can get the appropriate support and quality of care to live healthy, fulfilling lives.
Help us spread the word through awareness, support and advocacy activities.
To learn more, visit NAMI.org