Commissioners Court Recognizes Need for Awareness of Children’s Mental Health Issues, Thanks Local Providers
Hays County Courthouse, San Marcos, TX – The Hays County Commissioners Court proclaimed May 3-9 as Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week in Hays County.
According to the proclamation issued by the Court, one in five children have a mental illness but on average only 50 percent receive needed services. It is estimated that 70 percent of youth in the juvenile justice system have a mental health condition.
“The need to address the complex mental health needs of our young people is paramount in our society,” Precinct 3 Commissioner Will Conley said in sponsoring the proclamation. “The Scheib Center of San Marcos and Hill Country MHDD have our deep appreciation for their focus on the mental health needs of children, youth and families in our community.”
Left to right, Precinct 1 Commissioner Debbie Gonzales Ingalsbe, Precinct 2 Commissioner Mark Jones, Bill Carpenter, Hill Country MHDD; Scheib Board member Ed Kuny, Renee Castillo, Hill Country MHDD; Precinct 3 Commissioner Will Conley, Sheriff Gary Cutler, County Judge Bert Cobb, M.D., and Precinct 4 Commissioner Ray Whisenant support Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week in Hays County.