One in five children
experience a diagnosable mental health disorder each year, yet only 20% are identified and receive treatment. We need your help to raise awareness
about the importance of children's mental health and connect parents and caregivers across the state with resources. Join the 2018 Children's Mental Health Matters! Campaign today and help raise awareness May 6-12 during Children's Mental Health Awareness Week.
Become a Community Champion
As a nonprofit, agency or other community group, you can sign on as a Community Champion, committing to use your communication tools to
share the Campaign locally. Taking part is easy—when you sign up a Community Champion you’ll receive an electronic toolkit with tips and resources.
Examples of activities include: sharing Campaign information via newsletters, social media and websites, hosting events, distributing Campaign materials
and encouraging staff to wear green during Awareness week.
Become a School Champion
As a Maryland school, you can sign on as a Children’s Mental Health Matters! School Champion—committing your school to organizing
at least one awareness raising or education event during Awareness Week. Taking part is easy—once you sign up as a School Champion, the Campaign
provides materials, including ideas for activities and school participation.