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Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day


National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day, May 9, 2013

Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day is coming up May 9, 2013 and this is a time to focus exclusively on the issues that plague our children today. Issues that dominate the media are also of importance such as:

  • poverty
  • homelessness
  • gun control laws
  • bullying prevention and development of consequences
  • preventing mass violence
  • suicide prevention
  • providing resources for kids within the educational system to receive mental health services
  • better services for children with autism spectrum disorders
  • insurance-related concerns
  • juvenile delinquency and criminalizing the mentally ill
  • understanding the adolescent brain and its inability to make mature decisions

The issues are many and it will take us quite some time to weed through the chaos. The most important thing, however, is that we focus on:

  • supplying those with needs
  • adjusting state laws appropriately
  • helping families and caregivers find resources and locate help, and
  • continuing to discuss mental health and special needs as much as possible


While acknowledging Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day, listen to the ENUF (Ending Negativity to Unite Families) discussion on understanding bullying:

Listen to
internet radio with Yvonne Pierre on Blog Talk Radio

Spread the word about Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day, we’ve already taken way too long to do so.

All the best


Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day

Támara Hill, MS, LPC

Támara Hill, MS, NCC, CCTP, LPC, is a licensed therapist and certified trauma professional, in private practice, who specializes in working with children and adolescents who suffer from mood disorders, trauma, and disruptive behavioral disorders. She also provides international consultations and works with some young and older adults struggling with grief & loss or life transitions. Hill strives to help clients to realize and actualize their strengths in their home environments and in their relationships within the community. She credits her career passion to a “divine calling” and is internationally recognized for corresponding literary works as well as appearances on radio and other media platforms. She is an author, family consultant, Keynote speaker, and founder of Anchored Child & Family Counseling. Visit her at Anchored-In-Knowledge or Twitter and Youtube Youtube If you are interested in scheduling a telehealth family consultation, feel free to let me know.

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APA Reference
Hill, T. (2013). Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day. Psych Central. Retrieved on September 20, 2019, from


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