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Proclamation - Mental Health Month

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Governor's Proclamation
MARK SANFORD GOVERNOR STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA

WHEREAS, the mental health of our residents is essential to the continued
well-being and vitality of our families, businesses, and
communities; and

WHEREAS, in South Carolina, one in five people have some type of
mental illness, with approximately 5.5 percent of the adult
population suffering from severe mental illness; and

WHEREAS, an estimated 50,000 South Carolinians have a severe longterm
mental illness, such as schizophrenia and depression;
and

WHEREAS, the 2005 observance of Mental Health Month will help raise
awareness of mental health, mental illnesses, and insurance
discrimination against people with mental illness while
delivering the message that, with proper treatment, recovery is
possible.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Mark Sanford, Governor of the Great State of
South Carolina, do hereby proclaim May 2005 as

MENTAL HEALTH MONTH

throughout the state and encourage all South Carolinians to work together to
increase understanding of mental illness and to raise awareness of the need
for appropriate and accessible mental health services.

http://www.scgovernor.com/uploads/proclamations/MentalHealth2005.pdf

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