MAYOR MILES PROCLAIMS MAY 2023 AS MENTAL HEALTH MONTH
Mayor Bret Miles signed a proclamation on Monday, May 1st, officially designating May 2023 as Mental Health Awareness Month in Phillipsburg, KS.
Pictured are Phillipsburg Mayor Bret Miles with members of the Senior Life Solutions team: Ashley Delaney, RN, Program Director; Cassie Seemann, LSCSW, Program Therapist; and Claudette Graham, Patient & Office Coordinator.
WHEREAS, mental health is essential to everyone’s overall health and well-being; and
WHEREAS, all Americans face challenges in life that can impact their mental health; and
WHEREAS, prevention is an effective way to reduce the burden of mental health conditions; and
WHEREAS, there are practical tools that all people can use to improve their mental health and increase resiliency; 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, healthcare 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 Bret Miles do hereby proclaim May 2023 as Mental Health Month in Phillipsburg, Kansas. As the Mayor, I also call upon the citizens, government agencies, public and private institutions, businesses, and schools in Phillipsburg 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.