Copy of Children's Mental Health Acceptance.pngChildren’s Mental Health Acceptance Week

During Children’s Mental Health Acceptance Week, May 1st – 7th, The National Federation of Families will focus on the importance of shifting from awareness to acceptance. Hoping to inspire new thinking and behavior that better supports the mental health of children and youth and their families. The new infographic, Reframing Language, was designed along with the NFSTAC team to do just that – change our thinking and the way we talk about mental health and about individuals who experience mental health and/or substance use challenges.

View the full infographic here.



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

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

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