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Communities Raise Awareness of the Importance of Children’s Mental Health

Beth Hess - Thursday, June 07, 2018

Thank you to more than 600 local school and community champions. This year’s Children’s Mental Health Matters! Campaign raised awareness of the importance of children’s mental health in communities across the state in May.

Community activities included a flash mob and youth panel; a Rap Battle and Poetry Slam; movie screenings; art projects; information-sharing in partnership with local businesses and at community events; "wear green" days; and much more.
 
Recognizing the importance of mental health awareness and the expressive power of art, Maryland's First Lady Yumi Hogan hosted Celebrating Through Art: The First Lady's Mental Health Awareness Youth Art Display at the Lowe House Office Building in Annapolis on May 7. Students from across the state contributed artwork that expressed something which makes them feel mentally happy, healthy and/or hopeful. See photos from the event.
 
While Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week and Mental Health Awareness Month have ended, mental health resources for families, educators and providers, teens and young adults are available year-round. Visit www.childrensmentalhealthmatters.org to download materials and resources for your family, school or community.
 
Contact us to join the Campaign in 2019.
 
Thank you to the Maryland Department of Health - Behavioral Health Administration for its support of the Campaign.

 

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