In 2014, National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day is May 8. The national launch event for Awareness Day 2014 takes place on May 6 in conjunction with the National Council for Behavioral Health's annual conference in Washington, DC.
The launch event will focus on the unique needs of young adults, ages 16–25, with mental health challenges and the value of peer support in helping young adults build resilience in the four life domains of housing, education, employment and health care access.
Awareness Day seeks to raise awareness about the importance of children's mental health and that positive mental health is essential to a child's healthy development from birth.
Communities around the country participate by holding their own Awareness Day events, focusing either on the national theme, or adapting the theme to the populations they serve.
Check back often for details about how you can get involved in Awareness Day!