Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Mayor Domenic J. Sarno is declaring the month of May as Mental Health Awareness Month in the City of Springfield, joining with mayors across the country who are part of the Cities Thrive Coalition. Cities Thrive is a bi-partisan group of 155 of the nation’s mayors from all 50 states who advocate in support of a stronger, better-funded and more integrated behavioral health system.
This morning, the First Lady of New York City, Chirlane McCray, reached out to Mayor Sarno regarding the Cities Thrive Coalition’s National Mayor’s Mental Health Day of Action.
Mayor Sarno said, “Almost all of us know someone who is affected with a mental health issue – this touches all of us regardless of our background. I’m proud to be a part of the Cities Thrive Coalition in working to take the stigma out from talking about mental health, and in advocating for health care that will work for Americans with mental health needs.”
Below is the proclamation declaring May as Mental Health Awareness Month in the City of Springfield.