STATE OF DELAWARE
WHEREAS, progress is being made in the effort to deal with mental illness, with more mentally ill patients recovering and returning to the community, and more research being conducted to learn about prevention and cure; and
WHEREAS, these hopeful signs of progress show that, while there are gains being made, a great deal remains to be done, for mental illness remains as the nation's and the state's most extensive health problem; and
WHEREAS, it is important that the people of Delaware recognize this problem, and appreciate their responsibility to assist the victims of mental illness, and to take appropriate steps to promote mental health, now,
THEREFORE, I, J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor of the State of Delaware, do proclaim the week of April 27 to May 3, 1958, as
MENTAL HEALTH WEEK
and I urge the citizens of our state, during Mental Health Week, to learn more about protecting their own mental health and that of their loved ones, and to also learn of the multitude of ways in which individuals and groups may help combat this health problem so that all Delawareans ultimately may live happier lives.
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 fourteenth day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and fifty-eight and of the Independence of the United States of America, the one hundred and eighty-second.
J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor
JOHN N. McDOWELL, Secretary of State