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WHEREAS, promoting the health and wellness of all Nevadans remains a critical objective of state government and includes efforts to enhance mental and behavioral health care and access to resources that assist Nevadans with mental or behavioral health needs; and

WHEREAS, it is essential to address the mental health needs of Nevada's vulnerable citizens who may lack a voice to advocate on their behalf or who face obstacles to care due to stigma that may be associated with mental health issues; and

WHEREAS, long delays often occur between the time symptoms first appear and when individuals get help, and early identification and treatment can make a difference in the successful management of mental illness and recovery; and

WHEREAS, early diagnosis and treatment of mental and behavioral health disorders are critical components to the state's ongoing efforts to address mental health needs, and Nevada is home to thousands of dedicated mental health professionals, care providers, pubic agency employees, service organizations, and community advocates who are making a profound difference in the lives of those with mental health needs; and

WHEREAS, the State of Nevada is committed to meeting the needs of those living with mental and behavioral health disorders, and supports initiatives that help to raise broader awareness regarding mental and behavioral health issues, with appreciation for all who are working to improve research and treatment options in the area of mental health;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BRIAN SANDOVAL, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim  October 1-5, 2018 as

 Mental Health Awareness Week in Nevada

 

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