May 2nd through 8th is Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week in 2021. Recognizing the importance of mental health awareness and the expressive power of artistic pursuits, Maryland’s First Lady, Mrs. Yumi Hogan, invites children and youth to participate in a statewide art project. Children and youth are asked to create artwork expressing something which makes them feel happy, healthy, and/or hopeful. A selection of artwork will be showcased online for the First Lady’s Mental Health Awareness Youth Art Display on Monday, May 3. We invite your school to participate! Deadline to submit artwork is April 9, 2021. 

Questions? Contact:
Kirsten Robb-McGrath
p: 410.767.3660


Please share about participating! Download a printable flyer or a social media graphic to share on your preferred network. Thank you for helping share the call for art!

Submit Artwork Online

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Download Call for Art

Use this button to download the call for artwork & consent forms via mail if unable to submit virtually

Thank you to the Maryland Department of Disabilities, along with all of partners - Maryland Department of Disabilities, Maryland State Department of Education, National Center for School Mental Health, Maryland Association of Nonpublic Special Education Facilities (MANSEF), and Maryland Behavioral Health Integration in Pediatric Primary Care (MDBHIPP) - They have been an incredible support to this annual event!

You can view the artwork from 2020 Display on Facebook. Click here to view the album.