NATIONAL CHILDREN’s MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS DAY

Date/Time: 
05/03/2011 (All day)
Sponsoring Agency: 
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Event Contact
Contact Name: 
SAMHSA
Contact Phone: 
1-877-726-4727
Contact Email: 
SAMHSAInfo@samhsa.hhs.gov
Description: 

Studies on the brain show that physical, emotional, or sexual abuse in childhood can cause permanent damage, reduce the size of parts of the brain, impact the way a child's brain copes with daily stress, and can result in enduring problems such as depression, anxiety, aggression, impulsiveness, delinquency, hyperactivity, and substance abuse.

National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day is a day to join SAMHSA, communities, organizations, agencies, and individuals nationwide in raising awareness that positive mental health is essential to a child's healthy development from birth. This year, the national theme will focus on building resilience in young children dealing with trauma.

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