Date(s) - 05/01/2020 - 05/31/2020
The coronavirus put a damper on many of our spring plans including ACMH’s May 6th Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day Luncheon which unfortunately had to be cancelled. Luckily, ACMH’s Statewide YPS Coordinator and Youth and Parent Advisory Committees jumped into action and created and hosted:
#Creative Conversations, a virtual hashtag event, was held May 3rd – 9th. This online event provided youth with mental health challenges and their families across Michigan the opportunity to highlight issues that are important to them and share messages of hope and resiliency through creative mediums of their choice including painting, video-making, writing, photography and even lego-creations!
Their submissions were shared on social media throughout the week of May 3-9 and we will be highlighting some of them here throughout the month along with other awareness month activities and information. You can also check out a video collection of the entries here.
We so appreciate everyone sharing and expressing themselves as we all work together to shine a light on children’s mental health!
For information about other opportunities to share your voice and talents during Children’s Mental Health Awareness Month check out other community partner events below:
Enter to Win $50 in a Photo Contest for May is Mental Health Awareness Month!
The Mental Health Experienced & Years Of Understanding (MHE & YOU) Advisory Council at iSPARC / Transitions ACR has launched a photo contest on their Facebook page for May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Check out this campaign and support it! I love their message to the world – We know that this has been a tough time for many people, us included, so we’re hoping that this contest can bring some light and joy to people’s lives. We may be physically distant, but we can still be a community. There will be six winners, each winning $50.
Artivism: Create to Advocate Youth Art Contest being hosted by Magellan Healthcare’s MY LIFE, Youth MOVE National and Youth POWER! Who invite you to create and share something that expresses what mental health and wellness means to you or what you think others should know about mental health. The new national art gallery hosted by the National Federation of Families page will showcase submissions from this contest as well as those shared with them after it is over.
Directions to participate in the contest:
Check out some highlights of past Awareness Day events: