Resolution J1338-2013

Memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim May 9, 2013, as Children's Mental Health Awareness Day in the State of New York

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  • Apr 23, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Apr 23, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Apr 19, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE   RESOLUTION  memorializing  Governor  Andrew  M.  Cuomo  to
proclaim May 9, 2013, as Children's Mental Health Awareness Day  in  the
State of New York

WHEREAS, The citizens of the State of New York are committed to ensuring
the  safety  and well-being of our most precious resource, our children,
and to protecting them in every facet of their daily lives; and
  WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to memorialize Governor
Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim May 9, 2013,  as  Children's  Mental  Health
Awareness  Day  in the State of New York, in conjunction with the obser-
vance of National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day; and
  WHEREAS, Children's Mental Health Awareness Day is a  day  to  promote
positive youth development, resilience, recovery, and the transformation
of  mental  health services delivery for children and youth with serious
mental health needs and their families; and
  WHEREAS, Children's Mental Health Awareness Day  raises  awareness  of
effective  programs for children's mental health needs; demonstrates how
children's mental health initiatives promote positive youth development,
recovery, and resilience; and shows  how  children  with  mental  health
needs thrive in their communities; and
  WHEREAS,  Nearly  five million children in the United States have some
type of serious illness, one that significantly  interferes  with  their
daily life; and
  WHEREAS, In any given year, 20% of American children will be diagnosed
with a mental illness; and
  WHEREAS,  Children  are  in  the process of learning how to cope with,
adapt and relate to others and the world around them; and
  WHEREAS, Children's Mental Health Awareness Day efforts will integrate
mental health into every environment that impacts child development from
birth; nurture the social and  emotional  well-being  of  children  from
birth;  and  look  for  and  discuss  milestones of a child's social and
emotional development from birth; and
  WHEREAS, It is imperative that there be greater  public  awareness  of
this serious health issue, and more must be done to increase activity at
the local, State and national levels; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED,  That  this  Legislative  Body pause in its deliberations to
memorialize Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim May 9, 2013,  as  Chil-
dren's  Mental  Health Awareness Day in the State of New York; and be it
further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor of the State  of  New
York.

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