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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Mental Health Month 2023

“Look Around, Look Within”

WHEREAS, the area that someone lives in plays a significant role in their overall health and well-being; and

WHEREAS, surroundings can impact if, how, and when a person’s needs are met, which in turn affects mental health; and

WHEREAS, having safe, stable, and healthy home conditions set the foundation for achieving and maintaining good mental

health; and

WHEREAS, with early and effective interventions, those individuals with mental health conditions can recover and lead full,

productive lives; and

WHEREAS, each business, school, government agency, health care provider, organization, and citizen shares the burden of


mental health problems and has a responsibility to promote mental wellness and support prevention efforts.

THEREFORE, I Allyn Howard, do hereby proclaim May 2023 as Mental Health Month in Jefferson County School District. As the Jefferson County School District Mental Health Coordinator, I also call upon the citizens, government agencies, public and private institutions, businesses, and schools in Jefferson County 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.


This #MentalHealthMonth, Mental Health America invites you to #LookAroundLookWithin to learn about how your surroundings can impact mental health. Learn more: mhanational.org/may


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