In the United States, today marks National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day. Several organizations are observing this day, including the American Psychological Association, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), and the American Academy of Pediatrics. They are all calling for an end to the misinformation and stigma associated with children’s mental health.
Each of those links contain articles and activities relevant to children’s mental health and today’s observation.
Additionally, the Child Mind Institute’s Speak Up For Kids Campaign has also been promoting children’s mental health awareness. Their website includes a Resource Library, with handouts including “Is it ADHD or Just Inattention?” and “The Difficult Child: Managing Behavior.” I’ve included three of their short youtube videos below.