At it's April 11, 2017 meeting, the City Council of the City of Mill City, ratified the Mayor's Proclamation that May 2017 shall be "Mental Health Month" within the city of Mill City. The proclamation reads:
“Mental Health Month”
WHEREAS, mental health is essential to everyone’s overall health and well-being; and
WHEREAS, all Americans experience times of difficulty and stress in their lives; and
WHEREAS, promotion and prevention are effective ways to reduce the burden of mental health conditions; and
WHEREAS, there is a strong body of research that support user-friendly tools that all Americans can access to better handle challenges, and protect their health and well-being; and
WHEREAS, mental health conditions are real and prevalent in our nation; and
WHEREAS, with effective treatment, those individuals with mental health conditions can recover and lead full, productive lives; and
WHEREAS, each business, school, government agency, faith-based organization, health care provider, veteran’s groups and citizen has a responsibility to promote mental wellness and support prevention efforts; and
WHEREAS, the Linn County Mental Health Advisory Board, in cooperation with other community organizations, is promoting the message there is no health without mental health through Public Service Announcements, Health Fairs, public speakers and various trainings regarding mental health issues;
NOW THEREFORE, I Timothy Kirsch, do hereby proclaim May 2017 as Mental Health Month in the City of Mill City. As the Mayor, I also call upon the citizens, governmental agencies, public and private institutions, businesses and schools in Mill City to recommit our community to increasing awareness and understanding of mental health, the steps our citizens can take to protect their mental health, and the need for appropriate and accessible services for all people with mental health conditions.
Dated this 11th day of April, 2017.
Tim Kirsch, Mayor