Sponsored by the Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day is an annual event which marks its 5th anniversary this year. The day is designed “to promote positive youth development, resilience, recovery, and the transformation of mental health services delivery for children and youth with serious mental health needs and their families” (SAMSHA).
Events and activities will take place across the country to bring awareness to the significance of the day.
To read more about child mental health from a research perspective, consider these recent publications available via the Library:
Roberts, Y., Mitchell, M., Witman, M., & Taffaro, C. (2010). Mental health symptoms in youth affected by Hurricane Katrina. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 41(1), 10-18. doi:10.1037/a0018339.
Gould, S., Roberts, M., & Beals, S. (2009). Do state mental health plans address the New Freedom Commission’s goals for children’s mental health?. Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review, 12(4), 295-309. doi:10.1007/s10567-009-0054-3.
Thambirajah, M. S. (2007). Case studies in child and adolescent mental health. Oxford: Radcliffe.