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05/04/2021 02Bii Mental Health Month proclamation 't..an,gtntj ka d E$A aY Y1' ) BUSINESS OF THE CITY COUNCIL YAKIMA, WASHINGTON AGENDA STAT EM ENT Item No. B.ii. For Meeting of: May 4, 2021 ITEM TITLE: Mental Health Month proclamation SUBMITTED BY: Cally Price,Assistant to the City Manager SUMMARY EXPLANATION: Mary Stephenson will be accepting the proclamation. ITEM BUDGETED: STRATEGIC PRIORITY: APPROVED FOR SUBMITTAL BY THE CITY MANAGER RECOMMENDATION: ATTACHMENTS: Description Upload Date Type Mental F aith Month pr la ation 4/1 120 1 a r Me 0 2 CITYOT (YAKIMA PROCLA9vtAflOW wirm ES, mental health is essential to everyone's health and well-being• and tWflEI S S approximately one-1 alf of clronic mental illnesses begin by tfle age of 14, tflree- quarters by age 24, and one in five adults experience a mental health problem in any given year and, tWflERE S, suicide is tfle leading cause of death in tfle 'United States and tfie 2ns leading cause among young adults -90%of people who die by suicide have an underlying mental illness; and tWFERE S, long delays -sometimes decades -often occur between tfie time symptoms first appear and wfien individuals get help; and WiFEREAS early identification and treatment can make a difference in successful management ofinentalillness and recovery; and WiFEREAS it is important to maintain mental health and learn tfie symptoms of mental illness in order to get help wfien it is needed, and tWFERE S, every citizen and community can make a difference in fie(ping end the silence and stigma that for too long have surrounded mental illness and discouraged people from getting help; and WI EREAS,public education and civic activities can encourage mental health and help improve tfie lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness, NOW,, E1 TOQ E, I Patricia(Byers, Mayor of the City of Yakima and on behalf of the Yakima City Council, do hereby proclaim Nay 2021 as "9 E IAL JEALDrWOY-ar" in tfie City of Yakima to shine a Eight on mental illness and fight stigma,provide support, educate tfie public and advocate for equal care, and, be it furtfier resolved that all citizens, businesses, schools, and community organizations are encouraged to take tfie #StigmacFree pledge at z zvw.nar Lorq/stigmafree in observance of Wiental.7fealth Wionth. Dated this 4th day of Wlay, 2021 Patricia(Byers, Mayor