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Cyndi Lauper was keynote at the national Children’s Mental Health Awareness event in Washington, D.C. Click here to watch the celebration featuring “Heroes of Hope” stories.
Nearly 35 percent of children and youth who are reported for abuse and neglect demonstrate significant deficits in social skills. Learn more about the behavioral health impact of traumatic events on children and youth, and pass it on.
Click on the following to download: 2012 SAMHSA Short Report: Promoting Recovery & Resilience for Children & Youth Involved in Juvenile Justice and Child Welfare Systems.
Click on the following to download: Identifying Mental Health and Substance Use Problems of Children and Adolescents
Prevalence of Teenage Sexual Assault
A national survey of 12- to 17-year-old youths found that 17 percent reported physical assault and 8 percent reported a lifetime prevalence of sexual assault. Learn more about the behavioral health impact of traumatic events on children and youth.
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning (LGBTQ) Youth
LGBTQ youth who are homeless or run away are more likely to report victimization on the streets than heterosexual runaway youth. Click here to learn more about the behavioral health impact of such traumatic events and pass the awareness on!
“Heroes for My Son” Children’s Mental Health Awareness Booklet Now Available
New York Times bestselling author Brad Meltzer has provided select vignettes from his first non-fiction book, “Heroes for My Son.” The booklet features inspiring tales of modern-day heroes and prominent figures, such as Nelson Mandela and Anne Sullivan, with room at the end of the booklet for readers to write about their own hero. Click here to download the booklet.
To place your order for the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) free, research-based bullying prevention resources, please call 888.ASK.HRSA. Certain resources can also be ordered online. Visit ask.hrsa.gov, click on the “Search Publications” link, enter “bullying” into the search box and click “submit.” You may also email Erin Reiney, MPH, CHES, at EReiney@hrsa.gov.
Mental Health America Toolkits
Mental Health America creates toolkits annually around two public education campaigns – May is Mental Health Month, which is geared toward the general public; and Back to Campus, which is aimed at college students-to raise awareness at the national, State, and local levels that mental health conditions are common, real, and treatable, and to ensure that those most at-risk receive proper, timely, and effective treatment. Click here
to download the “Do More for 1 in 4″ and “Healing Trauma’s Invisible Wounds” toolkits.
View organizations supporting Children’s Mental Health Awareness 2012. Learn how yours can too!
Click here to see how Communities celebrated Children’s Mental Health Awareness 2011.