Summary

H.Res. 640: Expressing support for designation of May 2012 as Mental Health Month. Read More

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This resolution was introduced on Apr 27, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not passed.

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Apr 27, 2012

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RESOLUTION

Expressing support for designation of May 2012 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 has 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 2005, over 32,000 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 2004, individuals age 65 and older comprised only 12.4 percent of the population but accounted for 16.6 percent of all suicides, and the rate of suicide among older people is higher than for any other age group; Whereas 1 in...

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Bill Summary

H.Res. 640: Expressing support for designation of May 2012 as Mental Health Month.

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