On May 9, 2013, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) celebrated National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day (Awareness Day). Awareness Day 2013 messages and activities focused on young adults and the importance of social connectedness in their lives.
SAMHSA's National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day virtual event featured stories from young adults with mental health and substance use challenges who developed connections in their community to overcome challenges and developed resilience at home, school, work, and in accessing health care services. The event was emceed by Emmy award-winning news anchor Leon Harris from ABC 7/WJLA-TV.
SAMHSA's National Children's Mental Health 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. Learn more about Awareness Day.
SAMHSA wishes to thank The Annie E. Casey Foundation, PAR (Psychological Assessment Resources), and ABC7/WJLA-TV for their support of this virtual event.
Last Updated: 03/28/2014