Children's Mental Health Awareness Day 2014

05/06/2014 - 1:45pm to 2:45pm
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The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
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To celebrate National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day (Awareness Day) 2014, the national launch event is scheduled for Tuesday, May 6, 2014 from 1:45 pm – 2:45 pm ET, and will be hosted as a plenary session in conjunction with the National Council for Behavioral Health's annual conference, at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in Washington, DC.Chiara De Blasio is the honorary chair and will receive the Awareness Day Recognition Award from HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. Chiara's parents, Chirlane McCray and New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio, will share comments.This year the national focus for Awareness Day is on the unique needs of young adults with mental illness and substance use disorders in the four life domains of housing, education, health care access, and employment as well as the importance of peer support.  Watch the Webcast Live on May 6th.