National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week!
The National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health declares the first full week in May as National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week. This week is dedicated to increasing public awareness about the triumphs and challenges in children’s mental health and emphasizing the importance of family and youth involvement in the children’s mental health movement!
The Children’s Story Project is being made available in recognition of Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week! The Children’s Story Project is a reading list of books organized by mental health topic (e.g. anger, depression, trauma, etc.). The books are accompanied by reviews written by youth to offer an idea of what the book is about and how it might be useful to others. This is a great resource for youth, families and their friends and loved ones to identify books that can help them gain greater understanding of a particular issue. Professionals can also use this tool to recommend books to clients.