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WHEREAS, September is recognized as Suicide Prevention Month, a time when millions of people around the world join their voices to raise awareness of suicide prevention, treatment and recovery; and

WHEREAS, this is a time that is dedicated to bringing visibility to the role everyone in the community can play in preventing suicide and to encourage all community members to know the signs, find the words, and reach out to someone they are concerned about; and

WHEREAS, the 2021 theme for this month of awareness and recognition is "Creating Hope Through Action," and is a time that all Nevadans can support their friends, family and neighbors through challenging times with messages of hope and healing; and

WHEREAS, the stigma associated with mental illness and suicidality continues to work against suicide prevention efforts by discouraging Nevadan's at risk for suicide from seeking life-saving assistance and further traumatizes survivors of suicide; and

WHEREAS, education about the warning signs of suicide, the value of preventative measures and the best methods to support those in need is essential to our community; and

WHEREAS, the Nevada Office of Suicide Prevention continues to coordinate the collaborative efforts of community partners in development and implementation of evidence-based suicide prevention, intervention and postvention strategies; and

WHEREAS, the State of Nevada has demonstrated its commitment to end the tragedy of suicide among veterans and their families by actively participating in events designed to prevent suicide among the military community; and

WHEREAS, September 10th is World Suicide Prevention Day, which has been recognized internationally and is supported by the World Health Organization;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, STEVE SISOLAK, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim the month of September 2021, as

SUICIDE PREVENTION AWARENESS MONTH IN NEVADA

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Nevada to be affixed at the State Capitol in Carson City, this 19th day of August, 2021

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