County commissioners and representatives from NAMI Southern Nevada, the local affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, and Hope Means Nevada turned the “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign green today in recognition of Mental Illness Month. mental health awareness.
“One in five Americans lives with a mental health issue,” Commissioner William McCurdy II said. “NAMI Southern Nevada supports people living with mental health issues and their families and works to eliminate the stigma associated with mental illness.”
County commissioners and representatives from NAMI Southern Nevada and Hope Means Nevada lit green light bulbs installed on the famous “Welcome” sign during a brief ceremony in front of the sign today.
Hope Means Nevada is a statewide initiative to reverse the trend of youth suicide in Nevada by inspiring a culture of empathy and advocacy around mental health.
Bulbs, usually yellow, surround the edge of the panel. Like the famous Las Vegas Strip, the “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign is in unincorporated Clark County.
Clark County is a dynamic and innovative organization dedicated to providing superior service with integrity, respect and accountability. With jurisdiction over the famous Las Vegas Strip and covering an area the size of New Jersey, Clark is the 11and-the largest county and provides extensive regional services to 2.3 million citizens and 45.6 million visitors per year (2019). Included are the 7 of the nationand– Busiest airport, air quality compliance, social services and the largest public hospital in the state, University Medical Center. The county also provides municipal services that are traditionally provided by cities to 1 million people in the unincorporated area. These include fire protection, roads and other public works, parks and recreation, and planning and development.