Happy Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week

It’s Day One of Mental Health Awareness Month, and Day One of Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week.  Lots of interesting things are going on this week:

  • SAMHSA is hosting a Gala event showcasing artwork of children who lived through 9/11, and to honor this year’s Children’s Mental Health Honorary Chair Jamie Lee Curtis in Washington, D.C.  You can view a video about the event here
  • Tweet Chat: NAMI Massachusetts hosts a weekly tweetchat on mental health and social media issues, and they’ve asked me to moderate this week’s chat all about Children’s mental health.  It’s easy to join us – just go to TweetChat and follow the hashtag #mhsm at 8 PM Eastern, 5 PM Pacific on Tuesday, May 3.
  • ChildMind and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry are hosting a free webinar on May 3rd at Noon Eastern entitled “When to Worry About Your Child’s Worries.”  Click here to register.
  • On May 3, Families Together of New York will host an exhibit of children’s art in honor of Childhood Mental Health Awareness week on the plaza level of the Empire State Building in New York City.  
  • On May 7, The State of Tennesee will host a free Whole Kid festival in honor of the week at the Nashville Bicentennial Mall.  More info on the event is here
  • The Federation of Families of South Carolina is a rally on the steps of the Capitol on May 3rd – read about it here.

This is just a sample of things going on around the country and online – if you’re participating in an event to mark Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week, please add it in the comments!


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