Mental Health Month 2015

Below is the Proclamation that all 6 counties in the San Luis Valley and the City Of Alamosa signed this month!

WHEREAS, mental health is essential to everyone’s overall health and well-being; and

WHEREAS, all people experience times of difficulty and stress in their lives; and

WHEREAS, prevention is an effective way to reduce the burden of mental health conditions; and

WHEREAS, there is a strong body of research that supports specific tools that all Americans can use to better handle challenges, and protect their health and well-being; and

WHEREAS, mental health conditions are real and prevalent in our nation; and

WHEREAS, with early and 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 – The County Commissioners in all six counties and the Mayor of the City of Alamosa, did hereby proclaim May 2015 as Mental Health Month in Alamosa, Costilla, Conejos, Saquache, Rio Grande and Mineral. As the [TITLE OF LOCAL OFFICIAL], I also call upon the community, government agencies, public and private institutions, businesses and schools in the communities of the San Luis Valley 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 as soon as needed as we do other physical health concerns before they reach a mental health crisis.

For more information on local and regional mental health resources and services contact your local community mental health center: SLV Behavioral Health Group Call: 719-589-3671, Website: Email: