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Session Laws, 1986
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HARRY HUGHES, Governor

3515

JOINT RESOLUTIONS SIGNED

by the

PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE

and the

SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF DELEGATES

No. 1

(House Joint Resolution No. 47)

A House Joint Resolution concerning

Gubernatorial Task Force - Teenage Child, Teenage, and
Young Adult Suicide and Other Associated Mental Health Problems

FOR the purpose of requesting the Governor to establish a task
force to develop and implement a plan to combat teenage
child, teenage, and young adult suicide and other associated
mental health problems confronting today's youth; directing
the task force to consider certain matters and involve
certain State and local government agencies and institutions
and other individuals in the development of its plan;
providing for the membership and staffing for the task
force; providing that the task force issue a report to the
General Assembly and Governor by a certain date; and
generally relating to establishing a task force to address
teenage child, teenage, and young adult suicide and other
associated mental health problems affecting teenagers
children, teenagers, and young adults.

WHEREAS, Peer pressure, family-related conflicts,
educational demands, and other youthful concerns can be extremely
burdensome and oftentimes difficult for today's teenagers
children, teenagers, and young adults to cope with; and

WHEREAS, Teenage child Child, teenage, and young adult
suicide, bulimia, anorexia, and other teenage child, teenage, and
young adult mental health disorders are becoming an increasingly
serious problem among youth in the State; and

WHEREAS, It is imperative that Maryland's teenage youth
children, teenagers, and young adults, and the adults responsible
for and who interact with them in their daily lives, be better
informed about the pressures faced by today's teenagers children,
teenagers, and young adults; and

WHEREAS, There is a particular need to involve teenagers
children, teenagers, and young adults, their parents, and the
schools, and social service agencies in recognizing, addressing,
and combating these serious mental health disorders; and

WHEREAS, An organizational framework is needed to focus the
efforts of State and local communities and mental health
agencies, together with families, educational institutions, and
others involved in programs geared to combat teenage child,
teenage, and young adult suicide among today's teenagers
children, teenagers, and young adults; now, therefore, be it

 

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