Mental Wellness

Children’s Mental Health Awareness

May 7th is National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day and is observed each year to raise awareness about the importance of children’s mental health and how vital positive mental health is to a child’s development.

Thriving Mind South Florida can help families dealing with mental illness. Thriving Mind’s children and youth program page is here.

It can be challenging for some families to get mental health care for their children. Nearly 1 in 5 children have a mental, emotional, or behavioral disorder, such as anxiety or depressionattention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), disruptive behavior disorder, and Tourette syndrome. Children with these disorders benefit from early diagnosis and treatment. Unfortunately, only about 20% of children with mental, emotional, or behavioral disorders receive care from a specialized mental health care provider. Learn more here.

How are youth being impacted by COVID-19? Read article here. Another source is here.

Mental Health Mondays with Student Advocate, hosted by Kids Minds Matter. Info on our Facebook page.

Daily Activities for families: The link below from the National Federation of Families has a calendar of daily activities for families, videos, and activities for children of all ages. https://www.ffcmh.org/cmha-activites-for-youth

More resources

  • Learn about children’s mental health disorders here
  • Facts about children’s mental health here
  • Resources for families coping with mental illness here