Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day

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 2018: 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.

Together, lets celebrate the importance of collaboration to inspire hope and resiliency in our families, young people and communities.


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 cultivate 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 NEW Event Calendar dedicated to CMHAW events across the state.

Email event information to Joanna Ahlatis at

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

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