Late last week, The NYS Assembly passed the Mental Health License Plate Public Awareness Bill joining the NYS Senate that passed the bill the previous week. Now that the bill has been passed in both houses, it will be sent to the Governor to hopefully be signed into law.
The passage of the Mental Health Public Awareness License Plate bill will continue to play a role in reducing stigma. There are several license plates in New York that address diseases like MS, Diabetes, Alzheimer’s, Breast Cancer Awareness, Organ Donations and several other worthy causes.
Passing the Mental Health Public Awareness License Plate bill will continue to normalize issues of mental illness and to help break through the glass wall of stigma and discrimination.