Missouri Governor Mike Parson meets with children and families in his Capitol office in Jefferson City, after declaring this as children's mental health week (May 3, 2022 photo courtesy of the governor's Flickr page)

Missouri Capitol to shine green tonight for children’s mental health week

Missouri Governor Mike Parson meets with children and families in his Capitol office in Jefferson City, after declaring this as children’s mental health week (May 3, 2022 photo courtesy of the governor’s Flickr page)

Motorists in Jefferson City will notice the Missouri Capitol dome shining green this (Thursday) evening and overnight.

Governor Mike Parson has ordered the dome to be lit green until Friday’s sunrise to recognize Children’s Mental Health Week. The governor reminds Missourians who are struggling to reach out that they are not alone.

“We must talk about mental health and the importance of having resources available for our men, women and children who are hurting. Our administration, in collaboration with the (state) Department of Mental Health, is committed to sharing resources and providing treatment to those struggling with mental health,” Governor Parson says, in a written statement.

The governor has proclaimed May as mental health awareness month. He says one in six children and youth have a diagnosable mental illness.

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