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.

Awareness Day 2019: Suicide Prevention: Strategies That Work will focus on the impact that suicide has on children, youth, young adults, families, and communities.  Programs will showcase evidence-based strategies to connect those in need to information, services, and supports that can save children’s lives and put them on a path to recovery.  More than 1,100 communities and 170 national collaborating organizations and federal programs will organize local Awareness Day activities and events around the country.

Please join us as in a national dialogue about the importance of children’s mental health in an effort to raise awareness and end stigma.


Our friends at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) offer downloadable graphics, social media tips, a sample social media policy, event planning checklist, and guidance on forming and cultivating key partnerships for your Awareness Day event and year-round!  Click here to learn more.








Our friends at the National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health (NFFCMH) offer awareness tip sheets, proclamations, family activities, children’s books, and more.  Click here to learn more. 


Share the activities that your group is planning for National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week with us.  We’ll help promote on the FTNYS listserv, social media channels, and our Event Calendar dedicated to CMHAW events across the state.

Email event information to Joanna Ahlatis at jahlatis@ftnys.org

Scroll to the bottom of the page to find a CMHAW event near you today!

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