STATE OF DELAWARE
WHEREAS, the mental health of our citizens is of vital importance to our personal, community and national welfare; and
WHEREAS, new and effective methods for the treatment of mental illness, research, preventive measures, child guidance and counseling are keeping hundreds of thousands of personal and family disorders from becoming critical; and
WHEREAS, the personal welfare of our citizens and their ability to meet the civil and military requirements of the present situation are dependent on the broadest possible application of the principles of mental health; and
WHEREAS, public-spirited organizations interested in mental hygiene have selected this period as one to kindle and foster a better understanding of our mental health problems:
NOW, THEREFORE, I, J. Caleb Boggs, by virtue of the authority vested in me as Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim the week of May 3 to 9, 1953, as
MENTAL HEALTH WEEK
in Delaware, and urge every citizen and all civic and educational organizations to support the movement for better understanding of our mental health problems.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I, J. Caleb Boggs, Governor of the State of Delaware, have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the said State to be hereunto affixed, at Dover, this Twenty first day of April in the year of Our Lord One Thousand Nine Hundred and Fifty-three and of the Independence of the United States the One Hundred and Seventy-seventh.
By the Governor:
ELBERT N. CARVEL
HARRIS B. McDOWELL, JR., Secretary of State.