Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week 2024

April 30, 2024

Help Us Shine a Light on Children’s Mental Health ✨⁠

Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week is May 5-11, 2024!

Just like their physical health, taking care of our children’s mental well-being is crucial.⁠

Why is it important?⁠

💚 Mental health impacts a child’s ability to learn, build relationships, and cope with challenges.⁠
🩵 1 in 5 children will experience a mental health disorder in a given year.⁠

How can you help?⁠

1️⃣ Talk openly with your child about their feelings.⁠
2️⃣ Encourage healthy habits like sleep, exercise, and creative expression.⁠
3️⃣ Seek support if needed – NAMI Maine offers free resources and programs!⁠

Get Involved with NAMI Maine! 👐

Click on the Links Below:
Print & Share our ‘Meet Little Monster’ – Coloring and Activity Book
Share our mental health resources for children and families
Connect with our support groups for parents and caregivers
Check out our Family Respite program

Help us spread awareness about the importance of Children’s Mental Health and the need for services that support recovery, resilience, and success for youth.⁠

How will you celebrate Children’s Mental Health Week? ⁠

Bonus Ways to Spread Awareness & Participate:⁠
Contact your local library about creating a library display of mental health books.
Ask your local leaders about designating the first week in May as Children’s Mental Health Week in your city or county. Many local governments have a proclamation request process. ⁠
Does a local business or government agency have a fountain they dye different colors for other awareness months? Or lights they turn green for St. Patrick’s Day? Ask them to make it green for Children’s Mental Health!⁠
Put up a sign sharing your support for mental health awareness, or some green pinwheels for flair!⁠

Together, let’s build a brighter future for our children’s mental health! ⁠