Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day

This year National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day is May 3. Each year, communities across the country observe the day with events and social networking campaigns that raise awareness about the importance of mental health and increase understanding of the mental health needs of children and their families. Please join us in spreading the message of the importance of children’s mental health and of promoting resilience. This is a week for everyone to promote positive mental health, well-being and social development for all infants, toddlers, children, and youth. 

Follow the link below to learn more about Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day and national and state resources that address trauma and resiliency for young children. There are a number of ways you can observe this week, whether it’s sharing the resources in this bulletin with colleagues or families or planning an event in your community, no act is too small for such an important issue. 

 http://www.mass.gov/Eeohhs2/docs/dph/com_health/early_childhood/mental_health_awareness_week.pdf 

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