May 2017 is Mental Health Awareness Month on Las Vegas Strip

The outer ring of lights at the “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign on South Las Vegas Boulevard flashed green Monday, May 8, in recognition of Mental Health Month. NAMI Southern Nevada and the Clark County Commission joined together to shed light on the conditions of major depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, generalized anxiety disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder and other mental health diagnoses.

​In front of a crowd of more than 50 NAMI supporters and visitors NAMI SNV volunteers representing peers and loved ones spoke about the need to erase the stigma of mental illness. Clark County Commissioner Steve Sisolak and Commissioner Marilyn Kirkpatrick, presented NAMI Southern Nevada volunteers with a framed proclamation declaring May 2017 as Mental Health Awareness Month on the Las Vegas Strip and throughout Clark County.

       

Together they flipped the switch to illuminate the outer ring of light bulbs on the iconic sign green, the color representing mental health.