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President Barack Obama Makes it Official: President Obama officially declares May as National Mental Health Awareness Month! What are we doing to celebrate? Come join us May 9th on the Church Street Marketplace in Burlington Vermont to celebrate Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day!
Children’s Mental Awareness Day is a day set aside to focus on several things:
- Raising awareness of the importance of children’s mental health so that children get help for mental health disorders with the same urgency as any other health condition and, ultimately, to reduce the impact of mental illness on America’s communities. Positive mental health is essential to a child’s healthy development from birth.
- Reducing the stigma associated with mental illness. Stigma, discrimination and repercussions about mental illness deter our children, youth and families in need of care from seeking consistent help.
- Building resiliency. Yes resiliency- the ability to overcome challenges, to “bounce back” – can be built in to our children, youth and our families! All families and people who care about children can assist in building resiliency.
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