Monday, May 7, 2012
National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day. May 9th. Learn more. Raise awareness.
We want to draw your attention to the fact that this coming Wednesday, May 9th is National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day, a day that according to the Subtance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), "seeks to raise awareness about the importance of children's mental health and that positive mental health is essential to a child's healthy development from birth." Communities around the country participate in Awareness day and SAMHSA has created a whole site focused on supporting community efforts to highlight it. The site contains a variety of resources including children's mental health data, Technical Assistance Tips, Event materials and ideas, and suggested media and social media content; and we hope you will take a look and learn more about the role you might play in highlighting Awareness day in your community.