County declares October 10 World Mental Health Day

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Behavioral Health Logo.BMPEL CENTRO –  The County Board of Supervisors proclaimed October 10, 2013 World Mental Health Day, an event supported by the United Nations annually.

 

The event day is held on October 10th of each year with the purpose to raise public awareness about mental health issues worldwide.

The one day event promotes open discussions on mental health illnesses investments in prevention and education and treatment services.

 

The Behavioral Health Services Department requested the board to approve the proclamation, thus making it possible for the County to join the Nation and more than 100 countries through a local event to commemorate World Mental Health Day.