Did you know Children’s Mental Health Awareness day is May 9?
Access to mental health care is an important element of each child’s development, and the goal of this awareness day is to spread information on the resources available for children. Children’s Mental Health Awareness day, sponsored by SAMHSA, is set for Thursday, May 9, 2019.
SAMHSA Live-stream Event
In preparation for the day, SAMHSA will host the event Suicide Prevention: Strategies That Work on May 6, 2019. You can watch the event, which takes place in Washington DC, at the live-stream link. The goals of the event are to:
- Present evidence-based best practices for caring for children’s mental health.
- Encourage communication and collaboration between care providers, families, and youth leaders in order to meet the needs of their communities.
- Educate the public about the importance of seeking mental health services when needed.
The content is great for teachers, parents, family members, primary care providers, mental health care providers, and other professionals who work with children. A variety of suicide prevention experts, leaders in national mental health organizations, families, and youth who have benefited from evidence-based best practices in the field will speak during the event.
We are excited to increase awareness of the importance of caring for every child’s mental health. Together we can save lives by connecting children to the information, services, and supports they need.
For more ways to get involved, check out the SAMHSA Awareness Day website.
Mental Health Support at UCCF
If you know of a child or teen who is seeking mental health support, the University Center for the Child and Family (UCCF) has expertise in working with children and adolescents as well as families. UCCF offers individual therapy, group therapy, family counseling and more. Contact UCCF at (734) 764-9466 or fill out a contact form.