National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day 2014 – May 8, 2014

Join SAMHSA, 1,100 communities, and 136 national collaborating organizations in celebration of the 2014 National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day: Inspiring Resilience, Creating Hope. http://www.samhsa.gov/children/national.asp

Whether you connect to Awareness Day with the May 6 national launch event near Washington, DC, or the many local events taking place across the country on May 8, you can be part of this nationwide strategy focused on the importance of caring for every child’s mental health from birth.

The national launch event will be a special general session of the National Council for Behavioral Health (National Council) annual conference. Chiara de Blasio, the 19-year-old daughter of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, will serve as the 2014 Honorary Chairperson. Ms. de Blasio will be joined onstage by her parents Mayor de Blasio and Chirlane McCray. Health and Human Services Secretary (HHS) Kathleen Sebelius will present Ms. de Blasio with a special recognition award for serving as an example of hope for other young adults by speaking out about her experience with depression and substance use.