Our President, Barack Obama just made a Presidential Proclamation making May 2013 “National Mental Health Awareness Month, 2013” and it included this statement:
“Mental health problems remain a serious public health concern, but together, our Nation is making progress. This month, I encourage all Americans to advance this important work by raising awareness about mental health and lending strength to all who need it.”
I mean, I’m not going to get all political on you, (so don’t you get all political on me) but I AM IN LOVE WITH THIS SENTENCE. I don’t know how much progress we, as a Nation, are really making, but to me, this is exciting.
The proclamation also says:
“As a Nation, it is up to all of us to know the signs of mental health issues and lend a hand to those who are struggling. Shame and stigma too often leave people feeling like there is no place to turn. We need to make sure they know that asking for help is not a sign of weakness — it is a sign of strength.”
To see the full proclamation click here.
With Dropped Jaw,