104 STAT. 400 PUBLIC LAW 101-348—AUG. 9, 1990 Whereas in recent years there have been unprecedented major research developments bringing new methods and technology to the sophisticated and objective study of the functioning of the brain and its linkages to both normal and abnormal behavior; Whereas research in recent decades has led to a wide array of new and more effective modalities of treatment G^oth somatic and psychosocial) for some of the most incapacitating forms of mental illness (including schizophrenia, major affective disorders, phobias, and phobic disorders); Whereas appropriate treatment of mental illness has been demonstrated to be cost effective in terms of restored productivity, reduced utilization of other health services, and lessened social dependence; and Whereas recent and unparalleled growth in scientific knowledge about mental illness has generated the current emergence of a new threshold of opportunity for future research advances and fruitful application to specific clinical problems: Now, therefore, be it Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled. That the 7-day period beginning October 7, 1990, and ending October 13, 1990, is designated as "Mental Illness Awareness Week", and the President is authorized and requested to issue a proclamation calling upon the people of the United States to observe that week with appropriate ceremonies and activities. Approved August 9, 1990. LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—S.J. Res. 256: CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 136 (1990): June 18, considered and passed Senate. July 31, considered and passed House.
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