Thank you for participating in Children’s Mental Health Awareness week, May 1-7, 2016! It was a great week and many held awareness events across the state. Let’s continue to raise awareness about the importance of and reduce stigma around children’s mental health.

Maryland’s First Lady, Mrs. Yumi Hogan, presenting the Governor’s Proclamation declaring May 1-7, 2016 as Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week.
Click here to view more photos from the Celebrating Through Art: The First Lady’s Mental Health Awareness Youth Art Display, which was held on May 2, 2016.

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Jane Plapinger, Secretary Carol Beatty, First Lady Yumi Hogan, Barbara Bazron,
Albert Zachik, Linda Raines, and Marcella Franczkowski

UMBC Flashmob 2016

Did you catch the flash mob for mental health awareness at UMBC during the
Children’s Mental Health Matters! Campaign? Watch it now!

The 2016 Children’s Mental Health Matters! Poster

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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 Department of Health and Mental Hygiene – Behavioral Health Administration.

The Campaign goal, with close to 250 partners and schools across the state, is to raise awareness of the importance of children’s mental health. Each year, we celebrate Children’s Mental Health Matters! with over a week of events, workshops, media, outreach and other awareness raising activities.

 

2015 campaign highlights

2015 Children’s Mental Health Awareness Flash Mob

Children’s Mental Health Matters 2015 Campaign Featured on Maryland Spotlight

Dr. Albert Zachik and Young Adult Advocate Erica Snow discuss the Children’s Mental Health Matters Campaign on Maryland Spotlight.

Children’s Mental Health Matters – Dr. Lillian Lowery

Dr. Lowery encourages Maryland schools to become School Champions during the 2015 Campaign.

past campaign highlights & more

 

2014 Children’s Mental Health Awareness Flash Mob

Children’s Mental Health Matters – Dr. Lillian Lowery

Dr. Lowery encourages Maryland schools to become School Champions during the 2014 Campaign.

   

Campaign highlights: 2014

  • The 2013 Children’s Mental Health Matters! Campaign won two 2014 Excellence in Community Communications & Outreach for our School Champions and Call4Health projects.
  • The CMHM Campaign garnered over 1 million media impressions with TV and radio ads, online ads, social media posts and news!
  • Had over 100 partners joined the Campaign!
  • Had over 160 schools across the state become School Champions!

special thanks to our media partners

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