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WHEREAS, the month of May has been designated as Mental Health Awareness Month in Nevada, highlighting our state's continued commitment to meeting the needs of those with mental health disorders and developmental disabilities; and

WHEREAS, caring for the mental health needs of children is especially critical, as they are particularly vulnerable and may not have the ability to advocate on their own behalf and addressing the complex mental health needs of children, youth, and families is fundamental to supporting the health, resilience, and future of Nevada’s communities; and

WHEREAS, the theme for 2016 Children's Mental Health Awareness Day is "Finding Help, Finding Hope," reflecting the idea that children who receive the mental health support and assistance they need are better able to thrive as individuals; and

WHEREAS, the State of Nevada remains committed to securing access to mental health assistance, and supportive services for children and families struggling with mental health issues; and

WHEREAS, the State of Nevada remains committed to securing access to mental health assistance, and supportive services for children and families struggling with mental health issues; and

WHEREAS, Nevada's children and young people with mental health needs are well served by dedicated state agencies and professionals, as well as not-for-profit organizations, private sector care providers and researchers, and community advocates working to provide effective treatment, diagnosis, care, and support for those struggling with mental health disorders and disabilities; and

WHEREAS, the State of Nevada joins other states and communities across the nation in observing Children's Mental Health Awareness Day, with continued commitment to meeting the needs of our state's children struggling with mental health disorders and developmental disabilities;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BRIAN SANDOVAL, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim  May 5, 2016

 CHILDREN'S MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS DAY IN NEVADA

 

 Proclamation Seal Only                         Signatures of Governor Brian Sandoval, Barbara Cegaske & Scott Anderson