The sun is shining, the air warming, the snow melting and the grass showing; And March 20 which marks the beginning of the season of renewal and new beginnings is less than 2 weeks away! Its arrival couldn’t come a day too soon for many of us here at ACMH…and probably most of you.
2021 has been off to a busy start at ACMH and information about recent happenings, new activities and family leadership opportunities on the horizon including an upcoming Parent Leadership Series in April can be found here on the ACMH homepage. We had hoped to start 2021 with a clean slate and an open door ready to resume in-person training and events. However due to current conditions related to Covid-19 we have joined other partners in making a decision to continue virtual events and trainings most likely through the remainder of 2021 unless conditions change. We are hopeful that in-person trainings will resume in full force in 2022 and look forward to seeing you all face-to-face once again in the future!
The early days of March have also been a reminder that it has been nearly a year now since we all first became immersed in the world of Covid-19. More is being learned and shared about the pandemic’s toll on the mental health of children, youth, young adults and families in Michigan and across the nation each day and much of it is concerning. A brief discussion of some of those adverse effects and the challenges recent trends in the data may pose for youth and families in our state are highlighted in the most recent edition of the ACMH Newsletter. As data continues to come out it is critically important for us all not only to be aware but more importantly to prepare.
ACMH has also been busy looking toward spring and formulating plans for new activities and events including Children’s Mental Health Awareness Month coming up in May. Details about events and activities planned to celebrate Children’s Mental Health Awareness will be shared here and throughout ACMH’s social Media and networks as they develop. Click here to learn what is planned so far.
Raising awareness about mental health and the real issues facing children, youth and young adults with mental health challenges and their families will be especially important this year. ACMH is looking forward to partnering with youth, families, local and state partners and other family and advocacy organizations to put a spotlight on these issues and work to help inform solutions. If you are interested in learning more or sharing your voice or experience to raise awareness and create positive change contact ACMH today!
We hope 2021 is off to a good start for you and your family and that the warm shine of spring has found its way to your door!
“Spring will come and so will happiness. Hold on. Life will get warmer.” Anita Krizzan
“Where flowers bloom so does hope.” Lady Bird Johnson