Mental Health Month Proclamation
During Wednesday night's meeting, Trustee Don Conyac read a proclamation celebrating May as Mental Health Month in Firestone. National Mental Health Month is observed every May to raise awareness about behavioral health, recovery and hope, the importance of prevention, and the factors contributing to mental wellness.
One in every four people is affected by mental illness, with more Weld County residents having reported mental health challenges such as depression, anxiety, or other mental health conditions than in years past. Firestone residents can find recovery through a variety of outpatient, residential, and critical walk-in crisis support options through Weld County's community mental health center, North Range Behavioral Health. North Range is committed to preventing hospitalizations, incarcerations, trauma, suicides, and substance use disorder through collaboration with community health centers, school districts, human services, law enforcement, United Way, and many others.
The Firestone Board of Trustees encourages the community to commit to increasing awareness and understanding of behavioral health and understanding the need for appropriate and accessible services for all citizens.