Updated: May 17
On Tuesday, May 2, 2023 Mayor Van Johnson signed a Proclamation of Mental Health Awareness at Heads-Up Guidance Services, INC.
The Proclamation of Mental Health Awareness can be read in its entirety below:
Whereas: HUGS (Heads-Up Guidance Services, Inc.), a local nonprofit, has been serving the mental health needs of our community since 2009 and partnering with other local nonprofits to bridge the gap in social services.
Whereas: HUGS recognizes and commends the efforts of its mental health professionals who volunteer their time and expertise to provide quality counseling services to individuals and families of the Savannah-Chatham County area.
Whereas: The increasing number of people seeking mental health services and the shortage of quality affordable mental health providers emphasize the need for more attention, resources, and public support.
Whereas: During the month of May, our community is calling attention to the awareness and benefits of mental health care, and we are celebrating and supporting all of the brave individuals seeking to better their lives by prioritizing their mental health.
Mental Health Awareness Month has been observed in May in the United States since 1949.