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Caring for Every Child's Mental Health

SAMHSA's "Caring for Every Child's Mental Health" public awareness effort was created in 1994 with the mission to increase awareness around children's mental health. The "Caring for Every Child's Mental Health" team works to support SAMHSA-funded sites through the strategic use of social marketing and communications strategies. The overarching purpose of the team is to stimulate support for a comprehensive system of care approach to children's mental health services.

April 2014

Watch and Share these PSAs

These videos are about how positive mental health is essential to a child’s healthy development from birth. They illustrate how mental health initiatives promote positive child, youth, and young adult development, recovery and resilience.

Young adults with mental health challenges can prosper when they have involved allies. Young adults with mental health challenges can prosper when they have involved allies. (watch video)
Talk about It": Educators play a role in supporting young adults who live with mental health challenges."Talk About It: Educators' role in supporting young adults with mental health challenges. (watch video)
Young children are affected by traumatic events and can be helped. Young children are affected by traumatic events and can be helped. (watch video)



Socialization for small children: "More Than Just Knowing Their ABCs" Socialization for small children: "More Than Just Knowing Their ABCs" (watch video)
Brain Flight: This video informs parents, educators and other adults about children’s mental health by illustrating how brain activity may influence the way a child thinks, feels or behaves.Brain Flight: How brain activity may influence the way a child thinks, feels or behaves.(watch video)

If you or someone you know is in crisis and needs to talk, please call 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255).

Return to main page of SAMHSA.gov/Children | For more information, click here to email AwarenessDay2014@vancomm.com