Friday, May 3, 2019

Mental Health Awareness Day: May 6, 2019

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day Banner in red, white, and blue.

SAVE THE DATE: SAMHSA’s National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day 2019

Suicide Prevention: Strategies That Work

Monday, May 6, 2019 | 3 – 4:30 p.m. EDT

On Monday, May 6, SAMHSA will host the Awareness Day 2019 event, with the theme of “Suicide Prevention: Strategies That Work.”
National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day (Awareness Day) shines a national spotlight on the importance of caring for every child’s mental health, and reinforces that positive mental health is essential to a child’s healthy development.
At the event—suicide prevention experts, senior government officials, as well as a family member and young adult representative who have been affected by suicide, will share evidence-based suicide prevention practices that can save lives. We invite you to join us for this important discussion about how we can all prevent suicide for children, youth, and young adults.
Through the Awareness Day 2019 event, SAMHSA’s goal is to educate state agency personnel; primary care and mental health care providers; child-serving professionals; and families, youth, and young adults across the country about strategies that prevent suicide.
SAMHSA is proud to partner with other federal agencies, states, communities, tribes, territories, and health care systems to spearhead the federal government’s efforts to address suicide. Read the latest SAMHSA blog post on suicide prevention strategies that work.
To attend the event virtually, tune in to the LIVE webcast —and join the conversation using #HeroesofHope on Twitter and Facebook.

Learn more about Awareness Day