City commissioners recognize National Mental Health Awareness Month

The Lawrence City Commission on Tuesday proclaimed May as Mental Health Awareness Month. This year’s theme for Mental Health Month is — Life with a Mental Illness. People are encouraged to speak up about their own experiences, to share their point of view with individuals who may be struggling to explain what they are going through. Sharing is the key to breaking down negative attitudes and misperceptions surrounding mental illnesses, and to show others they are not alone in their feelings and their symptoms.

The Lawrence City Commission on Tuesday proclaimed May as Mental Health Awareness Month. This year’s theme for Mental Health Month is — Life with a Mental Illness. People are encouraged to speak up about their own experiences, to share their point of view with individuals who may be struggling to explain what they are going through. Sharing is the key to breaking down negative attitudes and misperceptions surrounding mental illnesses, and to show others they are not alone in their feelings and their symptoms. by Jeff Burkhead

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