Join us for the 2019 Children’s Mental Health Matters! Campaign, May 5 – 11, 2019!
School and Community Champions are still encouraged to sign up although the deadline has passed to receive Awareness Materials. To sign up, use the links below:
School Champions: Click Here
Community Champions: Click Here

Recognizing the importance of mental health awareness and the expressive power of art, Maryland’s First Lady and Children’s Mental Health Matters! Honorary Chair Yumi Hogan invites youth to participate in a state-wide art project. Children and youth are asked to create artwork expressing something which makes them feel mentally joyful, healthy and/or optimistic. A selection of this work will be showcased in Annapolis at Celebrating Through Art: The First Lady’s Mental Health Awareness Youth Art Display on Monday, May 6, 2019. Learn more here.


Campaign Poster for the 2019 Children’s Mental Health Matters Campaign!
También disponible en español.

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 – Behavioral Health Administration.

View our 2018 Children’s Mental Health Matters Campaign Wrap Up!

The Campaign goal, with 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.

Check out all the Poster Submissions for 2018!


past campaign highlights

View the 2017 Wrap Up. 


2017 Children’s Mental Health Awareness Flash Mob

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.