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PUBLIC LAW 102-122 —OCT. 8, 1991 105 STAT. 613 Whereas research in recent decades has led to a wide array of new and more effective modalities of treatment (both 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 use 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 period of October 6, 1991, through October 12, 1991, 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 such week with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities. Approved October 8, 1991. LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—S.J. Res. 156: CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 137 (1991): June 26, considered and passed Senate. Sept. 30, considered and passed House.