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Too often, children with mental health issues struggle in darkness.
There’s stigma. There’s fear. There’s shame.
That needs to end, and recognizing May as Mental Health Awareness Month is one way to help our community pull together to change the trajectory of children's lives, to help them see their worth, and to help them realize their potential.

CHKD is joining advocacy groups across the region in an array of Mental Health Awareness Month activities. We’ll start by lighting our buildings green, the national color for mental health awareness. We’ll also help host educational events, public forums, and a screening of the documentary “Angst,” that highlights anxiety in America and ways to handle it.

Our Community Goals
·         Promote mental wellness and psychological resiliency in children.
·         Know the symptoms of mental illness.
·         Reduce the stigma associated with mental health challenges.
·         Talk about mental health and support others in telling their stories, both the struggles and the victories.
In a region where mental illness is the most common reason children age 10 through 17 are admitted to the hospital, it’s time to light the way to better health.