National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day Is May 9, 2012
During National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day on May 9, you can help raise awareness about the importance of children's mental health by sharing information about trauma and resilience in children.
Below is an example of a data point you can share in email messages, email signatures, or social media networks and blogs. If you use Twitter to share this message, or any message about Awareness Day, use the hashtag #HeroesofHope to join the conversation!
Young people who are homeless or runaway and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning (LGBTQ) are more likely to report victimization on the streets versus heterosexual runaway youth (58.7 percent versus 33.4 percent).
With help from families, friends, providers, and other Heroes of Hope, children and youth can be resilient when dealing with trauma. Join us in celebrating Children's Mental Health Awareness Day.