Wilson Applauds Efforts to Build Awareness and Understanding About Mental Illness

Mar 3, 2004
Press Release
Today, Congressman Joe Wilson (R-SC) made the following remarks from the House floor: “Mr. Speaker, I am honored to discuss how two service organizations in the Second District of South Carolina that have joined together on the 'Nothing to Hide' project to promote awareness about mental illness. This project is an educational photo-exhibit about families whose lives are affected by mental health disorders,” said Wilson. “By sponsoring the 'Nothing to Hide' project, the Rotary Club of Hilton Head Island –Sunset and the Mental Health Association of Beaufort and Jasper are addressing the myths and stigmas surrounding mental illness and are helping connect people who suffer with mental illness to the appropriate resources for support, education and treatment.” “Sunset Rotarians have volunteered to oversee the transition of the display during its eight week tour through Beaufort and Jasper counties. I would especially like to recognize the good work and leadership of dedicated volunteers Ed Dowaschinski, Krista Delgado, and Sandy Leath. Their strong efforts to raise awareness about an issue that affects so many of our friends and family members will help increase understanding throughout our community.” “In conclusion, God bless our troops and we will never forget September 11th.”