LOGAN, W.Va. — The month of May was proclaimed Mental Health Awareness Month by the Logan County Commission at their May 8 meeting.
Other actions taken by the group included granted a funding request by The Aracoma Story (TAS).
“Whereas mental health is essential everyone’s overall health and well-being…and half of us will have a mental health diagnosis at some point in our life. Whereas effective treatment…can make progress toward recovery…Therefore…I do hereby declare the month of May, 2017 as ‘Mental Health Awareness Month.’”
Commissioners also heard a funding request from Bill France, board member of TAS.
France explained, “The Aracoma Story — the organization has been part of the community for a long time, as you know. I feel the organization is doing some really nice things — not only for the community but for the surrounding communities. We’ve a lot of people come in from out-of-town. We have a great deal of talent in this area.”
France went on to thank the commissioners for their past support and any consideration for future support.
“We’ve got a lot of good talent in Logan County. This Aracoma Story has brought so much good to our county and it has enhanced tourism,” noted Godby.
“Historically we have contributed around $20,000 to The Aracoma Story, and I will gladly make that motion that we do the same this year,” added Commissioner Danny Ellis.
The next meeting of the Logan County Commission is scheduled for May 22 at 3 p.m.
The LCC has added a public comment period at the end of each meeting. Anyone wishing to address the commission may be granted 3 minutes to speak.
Owen Wells is a reporter for Civitas Media. He can be reached at 304-752-6950 or by email at [email protected]