Caring for Every Child's Mental Health

National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day

National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day seeks to raise awareness about the importance of children’s mental health and to show that positive mental health is essential to a child’s healthy development from birth.

Awareness Day 2016

National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day (Awareness Day) 2016 is Thursday, May 5. Communities across the country, as well as national collaborating organizations and federal partners, are busy planning Awareness Day activities that will take place throughout the month of May. To support their efforts, SAMHSA will host the Awareness Day 2016 national event on May 5 in Washington, DC.

Awareness Day 2015

In 2015, more than 1,150 in-person and online viewers joined SAMHSA in celebrating Awareness Day’s 10th anniversary. Watch the national event, National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day: Strengthening Communities by Integrating Care (1:30:44), and learn more about local events.

Awareness Day 2014

In 2014, 1,100 communities and 140 national collaborating organizations joined SAMHSA in celebrating the 2014 National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day: Inspiring Resilience, Creating Hope. Learn more about:

Awareness Day 2013

On May 9, 2013, SAMHSA celebrated National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day with messages and activities focused on young adults and the importance of social connectedness in their lives.

Awareness Day 2012

Awareness Day 2011

Awareness Day 2010

Awareness Day 2009

Awareness Day 2008

Awareness Day 2007

Awareness Day 2006

Last Updated: 02/03/2016