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 over 300 community and school champions 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.

Congratulations to our three recipients of the 2017 School Champion of the Year Award!

Thank you for your outstanding work in helping raise awareness and reduce stigma around children’s mental health as Children’s Mental Health Matters! School Champions!

campaign highlights

Thank you to all of our School Champions and Community Champions for a successful 2017 Campaign! View highlights from the many awareness events that took place during Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week this year. 

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Campaign Poster for the 2017 Children’s Mental Health Matters Campaign!
También disponible en español.

 

 

past campaign highlights

2016 Children’s Mental Health Awareness Flash Mob

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.

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.