Child Mind Institute’s Speak Up for Kids!
National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week (May 6-12, 2012)
Fifteen million children in the United States have psychiatric and learning disorders, but very few of them will be identified and get the help they need. Stigma, lack of awareness, and misinformation about diagnosis and treatment mean kids miss out on early intervention we know can transform lives. The Child Mind Institute’s Speak Up for Kids is about standing with these kids and families so our message is heard: childhood mental health matters and treatment works.
During National Children’s Mental Health Week (May 6-12, 2012), Speak Up for Kids helps to break down the barriers of that prevent millions of children from getting the early intervention they deserve. Without treatment, children with psychiatric disorders are more at risk for school failure, bullying, substance abuse, incarceration, and suicide.
Visit childmind.org/speakup to add your voice to this important cause. Our goal is to turn the globe green—the color of children’s mental health.
As part of Speak Up for Kids, mental health professionals will give free talks in their communities to share helpful information about childhood mental health disorders and other topics relating to raising healthy, happy kids. Topics include: ADHD, anxiety, behavioral challenges, bullying,depression, trauma, and social media.
Find a talk near you: childmind.org/map
If you cannot attend a talk, participate in our Live Web Events. On Monday, May 7th, Dr. Steven Kurtz will present “Is it ADHD or Just Inattention?” LIVE on Facebook. We’re also hosting a live Facebook talk on Friday, May 11th with Dr. Melanie Fernandez, who will present “The Difficult Child: Managing Behavior.” The Child … Read more