National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day is recognized on May 4, 2017 and seeks to raise awareness about the importance of children’s mental health and to show that positive mental health is essential to a child’s healthy development from birth. The 2017 national theme is “Partnering for Help and Hope.”
Olympic champions Michael Phelps, the world’s most decorated Olympian, and Allison Schmitt, an eight–time Olympic medalist, will serve as Honorary Chairpersons of SAMHSA’s National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day (Awareness Day) 2017 national event! Read the press announcement about their recognition.
As school counselors, we understand the importance of social, emotional, behavioral, and academic needs of children, youth, and young adults. We are committed to serving the students of GCPS in this capacity, focusing on the whole child.