Proclamation 3051—National Mental Health Week
By the President of the United States of America
Whereas mental illness is a health problem of major proportions touching the lives of hundreds of thousands of people in the United States every day; and
Whereas citizens of the Nation working through voluntary and professional organizations and mental-health societies are striving to acquaint the public with the action which is needed to combat this tragic illness; and
Whereas the work of these organizations and the mental-health funds which they are raising through public subscription are deserving of generous support by all of us; and
Whereas the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare is actively engaged in programs of research, training, and rehabilitation, and other activities designed to strengthen the attack on mental illness; and
Whereas Senate Joint Resolution 130 of the 83d Congress, 2nd Session, approved April 27, 1954, requests the President of the United States to issue a proclamation designating the week beginning May 2 and ending May 8, 1954, as National Mental Health Week:
Now, Therefore, I, Dwight D. Eisenhower, President of the United States of America, do hereby designate the week beginning Sunday, May 2 and ending Saturday, May 8, 1954, as National Mental Health Week. I also urge the people throughout the Nation to cooperate in the work now being done to build sound mental health and to strengthen our forces against mental illness, and I invite the communities of the United States to observe National Mental Health Week with appropriate ceremonies and activities.
In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the United States of America to be affixed.
DONE at the City of Washington this 27th day of April in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and fifty-four, and of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and seventy-eighth.
DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER
By the President:
WALTER B. SMITH,
Acting Secretary of State
Dwight D. Eisenhower, Proclamation 3051—National Mental Health Week Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/308139