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WHEREAS, mental illness affects 1 in 4 people in Nevada and the State of Nevada recognizes that mental health is essential to the health and well-being; and

WHEREAS, the State supports the prevention, early intervention, and crisis services in supporting and improving the mental, physical, and behavioral health of the people of Nevada; and

WHEREAS, 17% of youth aged 6-17 experience a mental health condition and 50% of all mental health disorders begin by age 14 and 75% of all mental health disorders begin by the mid-20's; and

WHEREAS, suicide is the second leading cause of death amongst people aged 10 - 34 and the 10th leading cause of death in the United States; and

WHEREAS, sharing personal knowledge and lived experience of mental health challenges reduces the barriers and shame related with individuals seeking treatment to thrive and live a longer, more fulfilling life; and

WHEREAS, mental health allows us to maintain relationships, take care of ourselves and our families, take care of our physical bodies, and respond and adapt to daily life changes; and

WHEREAS, during Mental Health Awareness Month I urge Nevadans to challenge the mental health stigma and encourage conversations around mental health;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, STEVE SISOLAK, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim the month of May 2022, as

MENTAL HEALTH 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 20th day of April 2022.

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