Thursday, May 9, 2013: Children's Mental Health Awareness Day

WHEREAS, similar to adults, children and youth can have mental health disorders that interfere with the way they think, feel and act; like physical health, mental health is important at every stage of life; and,


WHEREAS, addressing the complex mental health needs of children, youth and families today is fundamental to the future of our great state and nation; and, 


WHEREAS, the need for comprehensive, coordinated mental health services for children, youth and families places upon us a critical responsibility; and,


WHEREAS, on this day, we join with the Association for Children's Mental Health to raise awareness of the importance of children's mental health, and we reiterate that positive mental health is essential to a child's healthy development from birth;


NOW, THEREFORE, I, Rick Snyder, governor of Michigan, do hereby proclaim Thursday, May 9, 2013 as Children's Mental Health Awareness Day.