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.
AR8,1,1 1Relating to: recognizing October 10, 2019, as World Mental Health Day.
AR8,1,32 Whereas, World Mental Health Day is observed by the World Health
3Organization on October 10; and
AR8,1,54 Whereas, the objective of this day is to raise awareness for people all around the
5world who are affected by mental health issues; and
AR8,1,76 Whereas, one in five U.S. adults experiences mental illness each year and one
7in six U.S. youth experiences a mental health disorder each year; and
AR8,1,98 Whereas, suicide is the second leading cause of death among people aged 10 to
934 and the tenth leading cause of death in the United States; and
AR8,1,1110 Whereas, only 43 percent of U.S. adults with a mental illness received
11treatment in 2018; and
AR8,1,1512 Whereas, people with depression have a 40 percent higher risk of developing
13cardiovascular and metabolic diseases than the general population, and caregivers
14of adults with a mental health issue spend an average of 32 hours per week providing
15unpaid care; and
1Whereas, 8.4 million people in the United States provide care to an adult with
2a mental health issue; now, therefore, be it
AR8,2,4 3Resolved by the assembly, That the Wisconsin Legislature recognizes
4October 10, 2019, to be World Mental Health Day.
AR8,2,55 (End)