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Sponsors: Senator Alexander
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Introduced in the Senate on March 2, 2017
Introduced in the House on April 26, 2017
Adopted by the General Assembly on April 26, 2017
Summary: Mental Health Month
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 3/2/2017 Senate Introduced (Senate Journal-page 5) 3/2/2017 Senate Referred to Committee on Medical Affairs (Senate Journal-page 5) 4/20/2017 Senate Recalled from Committee on Medical Affairs (Senate Journal-page 2) 4/25/2017 Senate Adopted, sent to House (Senate Journal-page 32) 4/26/2017 House Introduced, adopted, returned with concurrence (House Journal-page 127)
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
April 20, 2017
S. Printed 4/20/17--S.
Read the first time March 2, 2017.
TO DESIGNATE THE MONTH OF MAY 2017 AS "MENTAL HEALTH MONTH" IN SOUTH CAROLINA IN ORDER TO RAISE AWARENESS AND UNDERSTANDING OF MENTAL ILLNESS AND THE NEED FOR APPROPRIATE AND ACCESSIBLE SERVICES FOR ALL PEOPLE WITH MENTAL ILLNESS.
Whereas, the members of the South Carolina General Assembly call upon all citizens, government agencies, public and private institutions, businesses, and schools in South Carolina to increase our state's understanding and acceptance of mental illnesses; and
Whereas, mental health is critical to the well-being and vitality of our families, businesses, and communities; and
Whereas, mental illness affects people regardless of age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, or economic status; and
Whereas, the South Carolina Department of Mental Health observes Mental Health Month each year in May to raise awareness of mental health, mental illness, and discrimination against people with mental illnesses; and
Whereas, the General Assembly commends the South Carolina Department of Mental Health for its outstanding and significant work in the difficult task of educating the public about the often misunderstood issue of mental illness. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the Senate, the House of Representatives concurring:
That the members of the South Carolina General Assembly, by this resolution, designate the month of May 2017 as "Mental Health Month" in South Carolina in order to raise community awareness and understanding of mental illness and the need for appropriate and accessible services for all people with mental illness.
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