The Children’s Mental Health Matters! Campaign brings together non-profits, schools, and other agencies with the following goals: raising public awareness of the importance of children’s mental health and substance use, helping reduce the stigma of mental health, and connecting families, educators and providers throughout Maryland with resources to help children.

CMHM in Maryland

For more than 20 years the Children’s Mental Health Matters! Campaign has organized events, awareness tools, and media to raise awareness of the importance of children’s mental health.

The Maryland Coalition of Families and the Mental Health Association of Maryland work together to coordinate the Campaign across the state. We encourage you to join our campaign along with more than 850 schools and agencies as a School or Community Champion to share our resources, events and other exciting news, as well as participate in raising awareness and encouraging resiliency among Maryland’s children.

The Children’s Mental Health Matters! Campaign collaborates with Maryland Association of Nonpublic Special Education Facilities each year to solicit artwork from nonpublic special education schools across the state. Our agencies then select a piece from those submitted to represent the Campaign for our annual Campaign poster which is displayed in schools, non-profits and other agencies across Maryland to raise awareness of the importance of children’s mental health.