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File #: 22-369    Version: 2 Name:
Type: Ceremonial Item Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 4/14/2022 In control: BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
On agenda: 5/3/2022 Final action:
Title: 9:20 A.M. - Presentation of Proclamation Designating May 2022 as Mental Health Matters Month in Lake County
Sponsors: Behavioral Health Services
Attachments: 1. Proclamation Mental Health Matters MonthMay 2022
Memorandum


Date: May 3rd, 2022

To: The Honorable Lake County Board of Supervisors

From: Todd Metcalf, MPA Director Behavioral Health Services Department

Subject: 9:20 A.M. Presentation of Proclamation Designating May 2022 as Mental Health Matters Month in Lake County.

Executive Summary: This proclamation recognizes May 2022 as Mental Health Matters Month in Lake County to enhance public awareness of mental health and dispel the stigma surrounding it.
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
COUNTY OF LAKE, STATE OF CALIFORNIA
Proclamation
May 2022 is Mental Health Matters Month

This proclamation recognizes May 2022 as Mental Health Matters Month in Lake County to enhance public awareness of mental health and dispel the stigma surrounding it.

WHEREAS, Mental health challenges are one of the most common health conditions in California, affecting one out of six adults and impacting both the person experiencing mental health challenges and those who care and love the person facing the challenge; and

WHEREAS, One out of every 24 Californians with a serious mental illness have difficulty functioning in everyday life and if left untreated, have life expectancies 25 years shorter than the general population; and

WHEREAS, More than16% of Lake County adults surveyed feel that their mental health, which includes stress, depression, and problems with emotions, was not good for 14 or more of the past 30 days; and

WHEREAS, In Lake County, the age-adjusted death rate is 29.3 per 100,000 population due to suicide, compared to 10.7 per 100,000 in California; and

WHEREAS, Every day, millions of people face stigma related to mental health and may feel isolated and alone, going years before receiving any help; and

WHEREAS, Recovery can and does happen, and all Californians should know that support and help is available regardless of any individual's situation; and

WHEREAS, Creating a community where everyone feels comfortable reaching out for the support they deserve is crucial ...

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