Alamosa City Council this week proclaimed May as Mental Health Month. “Everyone in this room can touch somebody that’s affected by this,” said Clarissa Woodworth, program director for SLV Behavioral Health.
One in four Coloradoans experience mental health conditions or substance use disorders or both. She said it is important to break down the stigma associated with mental health conditions, as that is one of the biggest barriers for people seeking help. “We are all affected by mental health,” the proclamation states.
Alamosa City Councilor Kristina Daniel, center, presents the proclamation to Woodworth during the May 17th city council meeting. From left are Alamosa City Councilor Liz Thomas Hensley, Mayor Josef Lucero, Councilor Jan Vigil, Woodworth and Daniel and Councilors Charles Griego, Michael Stefano and Ty Coleman.