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Children's Mental Health Awareness Week

Social: #ChildrensMentalHealthMatters #CMHAW

Twitter: @NationalFFCMH

Facebook: @NationalFederation


What Can You Do to Help?

  • Talk openly about mental health

  • Educate yourself and others about mental health

  • Be conscious of your language ‐ avoid words and phrases that perpetuate bias and stigma

  • Encourage equality in how people perceive physical illness and mental illness

  • Show empathy and compassion for those living with a mental health condition

  • Stop the criminalization of those who live with mental illness

  • Push back against the way people who live with mental illness are portrayed in the media

  • See the person, not the illness

  • Advocate for mental health reform

  • Pledge to fight mental health stigma and bias at:,, Time‐to‐,

National Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health 
12320 Parklawn Drive
Rockville, MD 20852 
(240) 403-1901
Materials available 
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Source: 2019 National Health Observances, National Health Information Center, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.