Cambridge City
MA

Policy Order
POR 2020 #91
Order Adopted as Amended
Apr 27, 2020 5:30 PM

Mental Health Awareness Month - May 2020

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Department:City Clerk's OfficeSponsors:Mayor Sumbul Siddiqui, Vice Mayor Alanna Mallon, Councillor Dennis J. Carlone, Councillor E. Denise Simmons
Category:Policy Order

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WHEREAS:

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and the City of Cambridge is focused on supporting and promoting mental wellness to all its residents; and

 

 

WHEREAS:

Every May, mental health organizations encourage individuals, organizations, and cities to expand their efforts to provide resources and support aimed at helping break the stigma associated with mental health disorders; and

 

 

WHEREAS:

During this particularly difficult time, the importance of mental health resources is of outstanding significance, as individuals and families deal with a variety of impacts related to the ongoing pandemic; and

 

 

WHEREAS:

The City of Cambridge, Cambridge Public Health Department, mental health service and advocacy organizations are dedicated to reach all residents and underscore the universal importance of mental health; and

 

 

WHEREAS:

The City of Cambridge continues to look for ways to raise awareness about mental health while promoting empathy and care to change the perception of mental illness, encouraging those who may struggle with mental health issues to seek help; and

 

 

WHEREAS:

That the City Council go on record recognizing May 2020 as Mental Health Awareness Month in the City of Cambridge; and be it further

 

 

ORDERED:

That the City Manager be and hereby is requested to direct the appropriate City staff to light City Hall up green for no less than one week in recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month.

 

Meeting History

Apr 27, 2020 5:30 PM Video City Council Regular Meeting
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RESULT:ORDER ADOPTED AS AMENDED [UNANIMOUS]
YEAS:Dennis J. Carlone, Patricia Nolan, Jivan Sobrinho-Wheeler, Alanna Mallon, Marc C. McGovern, Sumbul Siddiqui, E. Denise Simmons, Timothy J. Toomey, Quinton Zondervan