Governor McMaster Proclaims May 2019 as Children’s Mental Health Month

What is CMHM?


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. The Federation of Families of SC has expanded this campaign to the full month of May. Children’s Mental Health Month is dedicated to increasing public awareness about the triumphs and challenges in children’s mental health.



A look back at previous awareness day activities



A look back at previous awareness day activities



A look back at previous awareness day activities

Art Contest

Deadline for Entries is March 20th, 2019

CMHM Art Contest

For the past 16 years, the SC Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week Poster has been a positive, creative outlet to raise awareness and help eliminate stigma that keeps children and youth from being identified and treated for their behavioral and or mental health needs.

The poster is designed using the winning art from this contest! A panel of judges will vote on a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place for artwork that best represents the slogan. The prizes are $100 for 1st, $50 for 2nd, and $25 for 3rd place.

We encourage classrooms and other groups of children and youth to share why they think children’s mental health matters and the need to focus on and talk about it more openly. The creation of the artwork is an opportunity to reflect on the importance of everyone’s emotional well-being and health as many students face issues such as bullying, isolation, and stigma.


Information Packets

Art Contest Booklet

Please view art contest booklet for submissiom requirements.

CMHM Discussion Guide

Many youth and parents of children experiencing mental health challenges do not seek the help and support they need for fear of labeled and judged. There are a lot of misconceptions and stigma surrounding mental health that prevent people from asking for help.

Here is guide to help navigate your experience.

Contact Information


Federation of Families of SC
810 Dutch Square Blvd. Suite 486
Columbia, SC 29210

803-772-5210 – Office
866-779-0402 – Toll Free
803-772-5212 – Fax


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