Children’s Mental Health Month-Highlights May 2020

As we close out the month of May, the celebration of Children’s Mental Health and recognizing May as Mental Health Month, we are greatly honored by all who do this work daily. Thank you to the Family Partner Heroes for helping us to highlight your work through your stories. All of you are unique and passionate in the advocacy work you do for families, youth, and children with Mental Health. You inspire us to keep moving forward to achieve better outcomes!

Family Partner Heroes of 2020


Myths and Facts, Articles Highlighted and Services Spotlighted during Children’s Mental Health Month [Descending order]:

Feature Articles:

Week 4: May 25-29 (May 25 Holiday)

May 26.2020  3 Steps to Help Children Manage Anxiety

May 27, 2020  Perceived Need for Treatment and Engagement in Mental Health Services Among Community-Referred Racial/Ethnic Minority Adolescents

May 28, 2020  Tug of War Between Conflict and Attachment

May 29, 2020 Talking to Kids about Mental Health

Week 3: May 18-22,2020

May 18, 2020 TED Talks Daily The case for student mental health days | Hailey Hardcastle

May 19, 2020 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Issues

May 20, 2020 Does Social Media Cause Depression?

May 21, 2020 Watch Your Words: Why Mental Health Awareness Should be Year Round

May 22, 2020 What are Grit and Resilience?

Week 2: May 11-15, 2020

May 11, 2020 Children and Mental Health: Is this just a stage?

May 12, 2020 Mental illness in children: Know the signs,

May 13, 2020 Schizophrenia,

May 14, 2020  Team-based Treatment for First Episode Psychosis Found to be High Value

May 15, 2020 Bipolar Disorder: My Experience, My Own Words

Week 1: May 4-8, 2020

May 4, 2020 MHA- Parenting

May 5, 2020 Mental illness in children: Know the signs

May 6, 2020 Stress and our mental health – what is the impact & how can we tackle it?

May 7, 2020 Addressing Students’ Mental Health Needs via Telehealth,

May 8, 2020 Every kid needs to feel seen,

Highlighted Services: 

Week 4: May 25-29, 2020 (May 25 Holiday)

May 26, 2020  Applied Behavioral Counseling

May 27, 2020  Neurosciences & Psychiatry Institute, Keeping our children happy and healthy

May 28, 2020 The Jed Foundation provides expertise in promoting emotional and mental health and preventing suicide among teens, young adults, and college students.

May 29, 2020 We’re Fighting Mental Health Stigma

Week 3: May 18-22, 2020

May 18, 2020 DPI

May 19, 2020 Adult & Teen Challenge

May 20, 2020 Resources to Recover: A Website for Families

May 21, 2020 “Multi-Systemic Therapy (MST)


Week 2: May 11-15, 2020

May 11, 2020 Hope4Healers Helpline (919-226-2002)

May 12, 2020 “What is a Health Center”

May 13, 2020 Holly Hill Hospital

May 14, 2020 SAMHSA Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator

May 15, 2020 10 COMMON Warning  Signs of a Mental Health Condition in Teens and Young Adults

Week 1: May 4-8, 2020

May 4, 2020 The American Psychological Association: “APA Applauds Administration, CMS for Approving Phone-Only Telehealth Coverage for Medicare Recipients”

May 5, 2020 Cone Health: Children Services

May 6, 2020 National Institute of MH

May 7, 2020 The National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health

May 8, 2020 NCCARE360

For Children Mental Health Week May 4-8, 2020: Myths and Facts 

May 8, 2020  Myth: Children cannot have anxiety or depression.

                        Facts: 7.1% of children aged 3-17 years (approximately 4.4 million) have diagnosed anxiety and 3.2%  

                        of children aged 3-17 years (approximately 1.9 million) have diagnosed depression.

May 7, 2020  Myth: There is not a lot of people in the United State that suffer from Mental Health.

                        Facts: Half of all mental disorders begin by age 14 and three-quarters by age 24.

May 6, 2020  Myth: People with mental illness are usually violent and unpredictable.

                        Facts: Most people with mental health problems, even those with severe ones like schizophrenia, are

                        not violent. Someone with a mental illness is more likely to be a victim of violence than inflict it.

May 5, 2020  Myth: Mental health problems don’t affect me.

                         Facts: Mental health problems are actually very common. In 2014, about:

      • One in five American adults experienced a mental health issue
      • One in 10 young people experienced a period of major depression
      • One in 25 Americans lived with a serious mental illness, such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, or major depression

May 4, 2020  Myth: Psychiatric disorders result from bad parenting.

                        Facts: While a child’s home environment and relationships with his parents can exacerbate a    

                        psychiatric disorder, these things don’t cause the disorder. Things like anxiety, depression, autism,

                        and learning disorders are thought to have biological causes. Parenting isn’t to blame. But parents

                        play a central role by providing support and care that is crucial to their child’s recovery.

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