NATIONAL CHILDREN’S MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS DAY 2017

Mental health is a serious matter for children and adults alike. It is a fact of life that mental health illnesses and the issues they come with are experienced even by children. National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day is an annual event that helps raise awareness on the importance of positive mental health development from birth.

When is National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day 2017

National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day happens on May 11, 2017, a Thursday .

National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day is celebrated every Thursday of the first full week of May.

National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day Origin

National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day is part of the month-long celebration of Mental Health America called “May is Mental Health Month” (which has been celebrated for about 60 years) and the National Children’s Mental Health Awareness week established by the Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health.

National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day Celebration

  • Make a donation to Mental Health America or any other institution of your choice that focuses on mental health of children and adolescents.
  • Join the events at the Mental Health America local chapter or affiliate.
  • Hold a charity event for the benefit of activities related to National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day.
  • Promote the events of National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day in social media to draw greater awareness and attendance.

National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day Facts

  • National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day is part of the Mental Health Awareness Month celebrated every May.
  • Other events related to National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day include Childhood Depression Awareness Day (May 6) and National Children’s Mental Health Week (May 2-8).
  • In 2013, the honorary chairperson of the National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day was Demi Lovato, who openly shared about her experiences with bipolar disorder, bulimia and self-harm.
  • This year’s National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day will be launched through an event that focuses on the needs of young adults (16-25 years old), emphasizing on the importance of resilience and peer support.

When is National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day 2018

National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day 2018 will be on Thursday, May 10, 2018.