Hello there beauties and beaus,
We are going to have a huge community gathering ONLINE and OFFLINE!
It is time to discuss the importance of mental health care and wellness. May will mark the 70th year of Mental Health Awareness month, facilitated by Mental Health America. They are doing outstanding work, and this is a call to action.
This year’s proclamation:
Mental Health Month 2019 “#4Mind4Body”
WHEREAS, mental health is essential to everyone’s overall health and well-being; and
WHEREAS, all Americans 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 research that animal companionship, humor, spirituality, religion, recreation, social connections, and work-life balance can help all Americans protect their health and well-being; and
WHEREAS, mental health conditions are real and prevalent in our nation; and
WHEREAS, with effective treatment, those individuals with mental health and other chronic 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, LaTianna Amberette Williams, do hereby proclaim May 2019 as Mental Health Month in the state of California, more specifically Los Angeles, and Long Beach. As a Creative Arts Therapist & Artist who has served in mental health for 10 years, I also call upon the citizens, government agencies, public and private institutions, businesses and schools within Southern California 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.
We need each other like ever before! Let’s get active on and off social media and work together on #healthandwellnessgoals for our #mentalhealth #mindbodysoulspirit Take the pledge with me!
Post your stories and spread awareness!