Caring For Children's Mental Health
Has Never Been More Essential!
Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week is a national campaign that aims to raise awareness of children's mental health and to educate the general public on the needs of children with emotional, behavioral, or mental health challenges and their families. Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week is held every year during the first week of May, which is National Mental Health Awareness Month.
The 2021 theme for Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week is “Flip the Script on Mental Health.” As we focus on the emotional wellbeing of children and youth during Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week, we see this as an opportunity to change hearts, minds, and attitudes regarding mental health.
For this year’s Awareness Week, the hope is to educate individuals and communities about the importance of understanding that:
- Caring for mental health is a vital part of living a healthy, fulfilling life;
- Experiencing mental health challenges is common (1 in 5 children struggle with a diagnosable mental health disorder);
- It is important to ask for help when you or someone you love is struggling;
- Offering acceptance, support and respect for others who have mental health challenges can make a real difference.
Check back soon - more events to come.
Tuesday, May 4th - Mental Health Monologues - Youth Edition
Mental Health Monologues – Youth Edition is a virtual theater performance designed to promote conversation about and shine a light on the mental health struggles facing children of all ages.