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Memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim October 10, 2016, as Mental Health Day in the State of New York

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to
proclaim October 10, 2016, as Mental Health Day in the State of New
York, in conjunction with the observance of World Mental Health Day

WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body to recognize official
days that are set aside to increase awareness of issues that affect the
lives of citizens of New York State; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, it is the sense of this Legislative Body to memori-
alize Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim October 10, 2016, as Mental
Health Day in the State of New York, in conjunction with the observance
of World Mental Health Day; and
WHEREAS, World Mental Health Day was observed for the first time in
1992 and continues to be the official day of commemoration every year;
it was started as an annual activity of the World Federation for Mental
Health by the then Deputy Secretary General Richard Hunter; and
WHEREAS, World Mental Health Day has become the largest and most wide-
ly promoted education and advocacy program of the World Federation for
Mental Health; and
WHEREAS, Every year, about 42.5 million American adults suffer from
some mental illness, enduring conditions such as depression, bipolar
disorder or schizophrenia; these conditions lead to physical harm or
even death; and
WHEREAS, In New York, one in five people have a mental health disorder
with 8% of the population suffering from symptoms of depression; and
WHEREAS, The objective of World Mental Health Day is to raise aware-
ness of mental health issues around the world and mobilize efforts in
support of mental health; and
WHEREAS, The day provides an opportunity for all stakeholders working
on mental health issues to talk about their work and what needs to be
done to make mental healthcare a reality for people worldwide; now,
therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
memorialize Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim October 10, 2016, as
Mental Health Day in the State of New York, in conjunction with the
observance of World Mental Health Day; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor of the State of New
York.

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  • 03 / Jun / 2016
    • REFERRED TO CALENDAR
  • 06 / Jun / 2016
    • ADOPTED

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Law Section:
Resolutions, Legislative

K1453

Memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim October 2-8, 2016, as Crime Stoppers Week in the State of New York

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to
proclaim October 2-8, 2016, as Crime Stoppers Week in the State of New
York

WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body to call attention to
individuals and organizations that devote their time and energies to
safeguarding the lives of citizens of the Empire State; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize and
honor those distinguished organizations which devote their energies and
purpose in service to the community, helping to protect members of the
community and maintain public order; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, it is the sense of this Legislative Body to memori-
alize Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim to October 2-8, 2016, as
Crime Stoppers Week in the State of New York; and
WHEREAS, Crime Stoppers is a non-profit organizations led by volunteer
citizens working to fight crime and keep criminals off the streets; and
WHEREAS, Established in 1983, Crime Stoppers began as a public/private
partnership between the New York City Police Department and the New York
City Police Foundation; and
WHEREAS, An invaluable crime fighting tool since its inception, this
esteemed public safety program offers cash rewards for information lead-
ing to the arrest and indictment of violent felons; and
WHEREAS, New York State Crime Stoppers strive to make their neighbor-
hoods a safer place to live by working together with the community,
police, media, and businesses to achieve reductions in crime; and
WHEREAS, A valuable resource for local, state, and federal law
enforcement agencies, Crime Stoppers has resolved numerous criminal
cases while ensuring confidential sources remain anonymous; and
WHEREAS, Crime Stoppers has helped solve more than 5,300 violent
crimes including over 1,400 murders and attempted murders; and
WHEREAS, The quality of life in New York State is largely reflective
of the commitment and dedication demonstrated by members of organiza-
tions which serve to protect, preserve and maintain public order; and
WHEREAS, Throughout its many years of service, Crime Stoppers has
helped the police perform their job more effectively, while working to
reduce crime and enhancing the quality of life in its members communi-
ties; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
memorialize Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim October 2-8, 2016, as
Crime Stoppers Week in the State of New York; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor, State of New York.

actions

  • 03 / Jun / 2016
    • REFERRED TO CALENDAR
  • 06 / Jun / 2016
    • ADOPTED

Resolution Details

Law Section:
Resolutions, Legislative