​Mental Health Awareness Proclamations and Resolutions

Mental Health Proclamation

A proclamation is an official formal public announcement issued by the Governor of California to declare a matter of great importance. The topics vary ranging from declaring emergencies to announcing days, weeks, and months of remembrance, and public awareness campaigns. The month of May is declared Mental Health Awareness Month to recognize the importance of mental health and mental health related issues.

Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Resolutions

Resolutions are statements of legislative viewpoint. They may address other governmental agencies, describe state policy, or commend, censure, or memorialize someone. Resolutions are usually passed by voice vote, and unlike bills, do not require the Governor’s approval nor are they subject to gubernatorial veto.

Resolutions addressing state matters and affecting both houses are referred to as concurrent resolutions. Concurrent resolutions are typically used for adopting joint rules, creating joint committees, requesting studies, and expressing the Legislature's intent. Resolutions can be issued by either the California Assembly or the Senate.

Recent concurrent resolutions related to mental health and mental illness are posted below. More detailed information can be found on the
California Legislative Information website. 

2019 Resolutions

Senate Resolution

  • No. 30 (Introduced April 4, 2019) - Mental Health Awareness Month
    This measure would dedicate the month of May 2019 as Mental Health Awareness Month in California.

Senate Concurrent Resolution

  • No. 14 (Chapter 13; Statutes of 2019) Eating Disorders Awareness Week
    This measure proclaimed the week of February 25, 2019 to March 3, 2019, inclusive, as Eating Disorders Awareness Week.


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