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Lt. Governor Highlights Mental Illness Awareness Week


October 07, 2003
Tuesday - 1:20 am

On behalf of Governor Frank Murkowski, Lieutenant Governor Loren Leman dedicated October 5-11, 2003 as Mental Illness Awareness Week. The proclamation took place Monday October 6 at noon on the front steps of the State Capitol followed by a march to The Glory Hole, Front Street Clinic and Green House.

"An important part of our role as good citizens is to care for the vulnerable among us. Increased public awareness of mental illness is one way we can promote treatments, services and support," stated Leman. "I encourage everyone to reach out and support those living with or recovering from mental illness."

This year, Governor Murkowski proclaimed May as Mental Health Month to "encourage all Alaskans, government agencies, public and private institutions, businesses, and schools to recommit our communities to increasing awareness and understanding of mental illness and the need for appropriate and accessible services for all people with mental illness."



Governor's Proclamation - Mental Illness Awareness Week


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