The Children’s Mental Health Matters Campaign is a collaboration of the Mental Health Association of Maryland (MHAMD) and the Maryland Coalition of Families (MCF) with support from the Maryland Mental Hygiene Administration and MD CARES.

The Campaign goal, with close to 100 partners across the state each year, is to raise awareness of the importance of children’s mental health. Mrs. O’Malley is the Campaign’s Honorary Chair. Each year, we celebrate Children’s Mental Health Matters! with over a week of events, workshops, media, outreach and other awareness raising activities.


2014 ECCO Award Finalists

We are very proud to announce that the Children’s Mental Health Matters! Campaign is a finalist for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMSHA) 2014 Excellence in Community Communications and Outreach (ECCO) Recognition Program!

Vote today!  The CMHM Campaign is nominated in two categories for our 2013 efforts!  We are one of three finalists in the Audience: Professionals category and Strategy: Media Outreach category.

2014 Children’s Mental Health Awareness Flash Mob

2014 campaign

Past campaign highlights & more

Children’s Mental Health Matters – Baltimore Flash Mob 2013

May 9, 2013. More than 100 flash-mobbers descended on McKeldin Square in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor to draw attention to Children’s Mental Health Awareness week and the importance of good mental health for children, addressing problems like suicide, depression, substance abuse and eating disorders.

Children’s Mental Health Awareness

May 9, 2012 Governor Martin O’Malley talks about children’s mental health awareness and the need to talk to our children to get them the help they need to become successful in school and later in adult life.

Children’s Mental Health Matters! Katie O’Malley

May 13, 2009 PSA with Katie O’Malley

special thanks to our media partners