National Children’s Mental Health Awareness

This is National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week (May 6-11); Thursday, May 9, is National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day, and the President has declared May, National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Month!

To create awareness and help reduce stigma, take the Stigma Survey and pass it on to those in your community. http://awarenessweek.ffcmh.org/survey.

The National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health plans to make this a year-long conversation providing “interactive online and in-print awareness materials that will debunk myths and expose the often unspoken stigmas that plague our families, bringing mental health out of the shadows and into our everyday conversations to improve the health of our nation.”

Visit their websites awarenessweek.ffcmh.org and www.ffcmh.org often for National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week activity updates. Also check out, http://www.samhsa.gov/children/national.asp