2019 - 2020 LEGISLATURE
October 3, 2019 - Introduced by Representatives Tittl, Ballweg, Cabrera,
Crowley, Emerson, Felzkowski, Hebl, Jagler, James, Milroy, Murphy,
Spreitzer, Thiesfeldt, VanderMeer, Zimmerman, Brostoff and Wittke.
Referred to Committee on Rules.
1Relating to: recognizing October 10, 2019, as World Mental Health Day.
Whereas, World Mental Health Day is observed by the World Health 3
Organization on October 10; and
Whereas, the objective of this day is to raise awareness for people all around the 5
world who are affected by mental health issues; and
Whereas, one in five U.S. adults experiences mental illness each year and one 7
in six U.S. youth experiences a mental health disorder each year; and
Whereas, suicide is the second leading cause of death among people aged 10 to 9
34 and the tenth leading cause of death in the United States; and
Whereas, only 43 percent of U.S. adults with a mental illness received 11
treatment in 2018; and
Whereas, people with depression have a 40 percent higher risk of developing 13
cardiovascular and metabolic diseases than the general population, and caregivers 14
of adults with a mental health issue spend an average of 32 hours per week providing 15
unpaid care; and
Whereas, 8.4 million people in the United States provide care to an adult with 2
a mental health issue; now, therefore, be it
3Resolved by the
the Wisconsin Legislature recognizes 4
October 10, 2019, to be World Mental Health Day.