Date(s) - 05/04/2017
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Michigan State Capital Rotunda
On May 4th, 2017, Michigan’s statewide, family-run, non-profit advocacy organization; the Association for Children’s Mental Health; will be observing National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day at the Capitol Rotunda in partnership with Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.
Michigan’s theme is “May the 4th be With You: Celebrating Youth/Family Strength and Voice, Raising Awareness, Reducing Stigma and Building Partnerships”. The program will begin at 11am, with speakers representing the lived experience of youth and families and state leadership featuring Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley, who will present a proclamation from Governor Rick Snyder.
Did you know that more than 2 million children in Michigan experience some mental health concerns, that 285,000+ children have serious emotional disturbance, and that more than 75% of them will never receive access to the treatment they need? Did you know that treatment for mental health disorders is more effective than treatment for heart disease? Do you know why we wear green ribbons?
Come down to the Capitol Rotunda on May 4th at 11:00am and find out! You can get a green ribbon of your own to show support.
ACMH, in partnership with children and youth with mental health disorders and their families and state partners, is hosting this year’s Awareness Day event to let people know that mental health is just as important as physical health and Children’s Mental Health is real and treatable.
ACMH is also streaming the event via FaceBook Live and invited local communities to post pictures and videos of the celebrations in their communities.
For more information about this event, please contact Jane Shank, Executive Director [email protected] or Kristy Medes, ACMH Family/Partnership Supports Coordinator, at 517-372-4016 or kmedes@acmh-mi-org.