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Join the 2018 Children's Mental Health Matters! Campaign

Beth Hess - Thursday, January 25, 2018

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.
Learn more about becoming a Community Champion. Ready to sign up? Register today! Register by March 16 to request hard copy materials to use locally. 
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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.
Learn more about becoming a School Champion. Ready to sign up? If you are a Baltimore County Public School, click here to registerIn all other areas of the state, please click here to tegister today! Sign up March 16 to receive awareness items including a Campaign poster and takeaways. 

Please contact Kiersten Murrin with questions at





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