National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day
May 10, 2018
This year’s event, Awareness Day 2018: Partnering for Health and Hope Following Trauma, will take place at 7 PM on Thursday, May 10, at the George Washington University in Washington, DC, and will be webcast live through a “virtual” town hall format in which participants throughout the country may ask questions for experts through email or social media. Viewers are encouraged to use the hashtag #HerosofHope when participating in the discussion on social media. Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex M. Azar II will present governors’ spouses with a SAMHSA Special Recognition Award for their work in promoting trauma-informed care.
Awareness Day 2018
Awareness Day 2018 is on Thursday, May 10.
Join us on Thursday, May 10, for Awareness Day 2018! Each year National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day seeks to raise awareness about the importance of children’s mental health and show that positive mental health is essential to a child’s healthy development.
Awareness Day 2018: Partnering for Health and Hope Following Trauma will focus on the importance of an integrated approach to caring for the mental health needs of children, youth, and young adults who have experienced trauma, as well as their families. More than 1,100 communities and 160 national collaborating organizations and federal programs will organize local Awareness Day activities and events around the country.
Read more below to learn how you and your community can get involved!
The SS/HS Initiative is a unique federal grant-making program designed to prevent violence and substance abuse among our nation's youth, schools, and communities.
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