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WHEREAS, the mental health of children and adolescents substantially impacts their future mental health, quality of life, and ability to contribute to society as adults; and

WHEREAS, the need for comprehensive, coordinated mental health services for children, youth, young adults, and families places upon our community a critical responsibility; and

WHEREAS, preventative measures, early identification, and early interventions for the mental health of children and adolescents are proven to be highly cost-effective and productive measures that maximize their health status; and

WHEREAS, families shall not feel stigma and shame when seeking treatment for their children and youth and should be able to discuss their need for help without judgment; and

WHEREAS, Nevada is stiving to achieve a comprehensive spectrum of mental health and other necessary services which are organized into a coordinated network to meet the multiple and changing needs of children and their families;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BRIAN SANDOVAL, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim  May 1-5, 2017 as

 Children's Mental Health Awareness Week in Nevada

 

 Proclamation Seal Only                         Signatures of Governor Brian Sandoval & Barbara Cegaske