OUR YOUTH TELLING THEIR STORIES TO KICK OFF CLI 2013:
Help spread the word or create a local event…
about resiliency and recovery on social media pages, in emails or your signature block.
Adverse experiences in childhood and adolescence can significantly increase stress hormones and negatively impact emotional, social and physical health across time. Click here to learn more.
Supportive caregivers and communities can buffer the impact and nurture well-being. May is the month we celebrate Children's Mental Health Awareness and the positive effects of resiliency, strong social connections and skills for life!
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!
2012 Awareness Day Community Conversation Materials Still Available
Awareness Day Community Conversations are designed to increase adults' knowledge about trauma and resilience among young people, as well as inspire adults to help these young people by becoming Heroes of Hope. Click here to learn more about the Community Conversation Pilot and to access tools to help you host a conversation in your community.
PLANNING FOR AWARENESS 2013:
Click below to read the full report on Children's Mental Health Awareness Day & May Mental Health Month 2012:
New Mexico was also highlighted in SAMHSA's Summer 2012 Newsletter regarding Children's Mental Health Awareness!
Click below to read the full report on Children's Mental Health Awareness Day & May Mental Health Month 2011:
Click link to read the full report on Children's Mental Health Awareness Day & May Mental Health Month 2010: MH Month Activities 2010