H.Res. 214: Expressing support for designation of May 2011 as Mental Health Month. Read More


This resolution was introduced on Apr 8, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not passed.

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Apr 8, 2011



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Expressing support for designation of May 2011 as Mental Health Month.

Whereas the mental health and well-being of people in the United States is a critical issue that affects not only quality of life, but also the health of communities, families, and economic stability; Whereas the stigma associated with mental health continues to persist; Whereas more than 57,000,000 people in the United States suffer from mental illness; Whereas approximately 1 in 5 children and adolescents may have a diagnosable mental disorder; Whereas more than a quarter of the members of the United States Armed Forces suffer from psychological or neurological injuries sustained from combat, including major depression and post-traumatic stress disorder; Whereas more than half of all prison and jail inmates suffer from mental illness; Whereas mental illness is the leading cause of disability in the Nation; Whereas major mental illness costs businesses and the United States economy over $193,000,000,000 per year in lost earnings; Whereas untreated mental illness is a leading cause of absenteeism and lost productivity in the workplace; Whereas, in 2006, over 33,300 individuals died by suicide in the United States, nearly twice the rate of homicide; Whereas suicide is the third leading cause of death among youth between the ages of 15 and 24; Whereas, in 2006, individuals age 65 and older comprised only 12.4 percent of the population but accounted for 15.9 percent of all suicides; Whereas 1 in 4 Latina adolescents report seriously contemplating suicide, a rate higher than any other demographic; Whereas...

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