May is a time to spread the word about the mental health and wellness of children.
May is National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Month, a time to spread the word about the mental health and wellness of children. This is also an opportunity to pay special attention to military children to ensure their unique challenges and strengths are supported by the community.
The overall goals are to:
• Raise awareness of effective programs for children’s mental health needs.
• Demonstrate how children’s mental health initiatives promote positive youth development, recovery, and resilience.
• Show how children with mental health needs thrive in their communities.
7th annual Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day is May 9, 2012. Awareness Day is determined by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) in May, during National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week, the first full week of May.