May is Mental Health Month

May 2019 Greencastle City MHAM Proclamation Signing

Members of Mental Health America of Putnam County gather inside City Hall as Mayor Bill Dory proclaims May as Mental Health Month late Wednesday morning. Present at the proclamation signing are (from front, left) MHAoPC President Christina Wagner, Mayor Dory, Treasurer Cierra Frazier, Secretary Mary Zerkel, Executive Director Karen Martoglio and board members Harriet Moore and Christina Kerns. The proclamation set out the importance of promoting mental wellness and stress prevention, and recognized Mental Health America of Putnam County in this effort.

The proclamation in its entirety is as follows:


WHEREAS, mental health is essential to everyone’s overall health and well-being; and
WHEREAS, all Americans experience times of difficulty and stress in their lives; and
WHEREAS, prevention is an effective way to reduce the burden of mental health conditions; and
WHEREAS, there is a strong research that diet, exercise, sleep, and stress management can help all Americans protect their health and well-being; and
WHEREAS, mental health conditions are real and prevalent in our nation; and
WHEREAS, with effective treatment, those individuals with mental health conditions can recover and lead full, productive lives; and
WHEREAS, each business, school, government agency, healthcare provider, organization and citizen shares the burden of mental health problems and has a responsibility to promote mental wellness and support prevention efforts.

NOW THEREFORE, I, William A. Dory, Jr., as Mayor of the City of Greencastle, hereby proclaim May 2019 as


in the City of Greencastle, to recommit our community to increasing awareness and understanding of mental health, the steps our citizens can take to protect their mental health, and the need for appropriate and accessible services for all people with mental health conditions before Stage Four.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand on this 22nd day of May 2019.


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