First run on the Today Show this morning (December 12th), this story reiterates the importance of really paying attention to your children’s moods and feelings — especially when they open up to you about their concerns or fears regarding their mental health! Click the link below to watch the video.
Kids and Anxiety: How one family is working to erase the stigma.
Governor Proclaims Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day
Governor Tom Corbett has issued a proclamation making May 9 Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day in Pennsylvania. In his proclamation the governor notes that “addressing the complex mental health needs of children, youth and families today is fundamental to the future of Pennsylvania.” Governor Corbett goes on to “urge our commonwealth’s citizens to become aware of the importance of effective and coordinated services for children and youth, to learn about the impact of trauma on child health and well-being, and to unite in an effort to increase awareness about the importance of comprehensive programs for children and youth with mental health needs and their families.”
PCPA joins the governor and neighbors across Pennsylvania in celebrating Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day and commends mental health professionals and workers who strive daily to meet the complex needs of children, youth, and families.
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The walk will be held May 18, 2012.