In 2024, Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week is May 5th-11th. Champion registration is open!

Thank you for your commitment to raising awareness of the importance of children's mental health.

By becoming a Champion, you are joining a growing network of Marylanders, coming together to advocate for the mental wellbeing of children in communities across the state through a variety of ways. Commitments can range from hosting or joining an event, promoting the campaign through your social media channels, or simply using the campaign signature in your email.

Our Champions are a vibrant network of passionate:

  • School Administrators
  • Advocates
  • Individuals
  • Family members
  • Educators
  • Students
  • Businesses
  • Non-profits
  • Service Providers
  • Community leaders

This year-round campaign is emphasized during Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week, May 5-11, 2024. The Mental Health Association of Maryland staff are here to provide you with technical assistance and help with coordinating:

  • Shared learning from statewide Champions
  • Event and activity hosting for awareness promotion
  • Training on mental health topics
  • Digital resource materials

We are dedicated to raising awareness, reducing stigma, promoting protective factors, and increasing access to resources to improve the mental wellness of Maryland's children and families.

All Champions will be acknowledged on our website and have opportunities to share events and activities within their communities and receive recognition for extraordinary efforts.

We hope you’ll join us today! If you have any questions about signing up as a Champion, please read our Frequently Asked Questions.

If you missed our Champion Rally on February 20th, you can watch the recording here.