2017 National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day

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2017 National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day

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Location: Washington, District of Columbia

Date/ Start Time: 05/04/2017, 04:00 pm (Single Day Event)

Website: https://www.samhsa.gov/children/national-childrens-awareness-day-events/awareness-day-2017

Sponsor: SAMHSA

Event Description:

National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day seeks to raise awareness about the importance of children’s mental health and to show that positive mental health is essential to a child’s healthy development from birth.The national event will take place on Thursday, May 4, at 7 p.m. EDT in Washington, DC. SAMHSA will also webcast the event.

Awareness Day 2017’s national focus is on the importance of integrating behavioral health and primary care for children, youth, and young adults with mental and/or substance use disorders. The 2017 national theme is “Partnering for Help and Hope.” Communities, national collaborating organizations, and federal programs across the country will host local Awareness Day 2017 activities and events.

Olympic champions Michael Phelps, the world’s most decorated Olympian, and Allison Schmitt, an eight–time Olympic medalist, will serve as Honorary Chairpersons of SAMHSA’s National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day (Awareness Day) 2017 national event.