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.
This year’s theme “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.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Awareness Day event will take place on Thursday, May 10, at 7 p.m. EDT in Washington, DC, at The George Washington University’s Dorothy Betts Marvin Theatre, and will be a live webcast. The event 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.
The event will feature a “virtual” town hall format in which state agency personnel, health care providers, child-serving professionals and families, youth, and young adults across the country can ask questions through email or social media. Experts in mental health and primary care, as well as family and youth leaders, will answer questions from the audience and share evidence-based strategies that are effective in improving the lives of children, youth, and young adults who have experienced trauma.
Viewers are encouraged to use the hashtag #HeroesofHope when participating in the national event discussion on social media.

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