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Children's Mental Health Awareness Week
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Tuesday, May 04, 2021

 

During the past year, our nation’s K-12 students have spent significantly more time away from the traditional classroom. Many families and students have truly missed inclassroom learning and the great interactions it creates – time with peers and the positive social connections.

Our nation has become more focused on increasing the total wellbeing of all children. This week, Alabama will be celebrating Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week, on May 2-8. This will be a great opportunity for families to discuss mental health awareness. The 2021 event theme is “Flip the Script on Mental Health.” Addressing children’s mental health needs and questions is an important responsibility for everyone.

Parents and caregivers can use this weblink to access resources from the National Federation of Families, which provides helpful tips and family-focused mental health information: https://www.ffcmh.org/cmha-activites-for-youth

Families can also discover some of the best ways to discuss self-care, COVID-19 and proven methods to cope with stress, at https://www.ffcmh.org/covid-19-resources-for-parents

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