Caring for Every Child's Mental Health

2015 National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day

2015 marks the 10th anniversary of Awareness Day; the official observance was Thursday, May 7.

The 2016 National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day national event is Thursday, May 5, at 7 p.m. EDT.

Last year, the national event took place on May 7, 2015, at the Lansburgh Theatre in Washington, DC. The event highlighted strategies for integrating behavioral health with primary health care, child welfare, and education. Watch the archived version of the National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day 2015 national event.

May Is National Foster Care Month

Since 1988, May has been a month to acknowledge those who help children and youth in foster care find permanent homes and connections. This includes foster parents, family members, volunteers, mentors, policymakers, child welfare professionals, and other members of the community. Learn more about National Foster Care Month.

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Awareness Day 2015 Activities

Learn about activities and events held across the country for Awareness Day 2015.

Last Updated: 05/03/2016