We are asking that you make a difference in someone’s day for Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day Thursday May 4th, 2017. We are spreading awareness through random acts of kindness -please share your experience of kindness on fb.me/AlleganKids2017 or find us on Facebook at Allegan County Children’s Mental Health Awareness-2017. You may be given a bracelet in honor of an act of kindness! Please share the HELP and HOPE!
Join Lt. Gov. Brian Calley, MDHHS Director Nick Lyon, youth, parents and others who are coming together to raise awareness, reduce stigma and build partnerships around children’s mental health.
Michigan Capitol Rotunda
100 N. Capitol Ave., Lansing
11 a.m. – Noon
Did you know?
One in five children suffer from a mental health challenge. Yet less than 20 percent of those affected get the supports and services they need Over 50 percent of students aged 14 or older with severe mental health challenges drop out of high school – the highest dropout rate of any disability group. Mental health challenges get better with care that is individualized, family driven, youth guided, trauma-informed, coordinated and comprehensive.
Help Raise Awareness
Tell us how you’re celebrating Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day on social media by joining the ACMH live feed at www.facebook.com/ACMH-Association-for-ChildrensMental-Health-Michigan-106107847959/.
This event is hosted by the Association for Children’s Mental Health in partnership with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.