Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day Celebration Recap!

14 05 2015

On Thursday, May 7, the Children’s Mental Health Matters Coalition hosted our Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day Event. Winning artwork from our youth poster contest on the theme of “My Feelings Matter” was on display for winners, their families, and the community to admire. Local youth performers provided some fantastic entertainment, while Elizabeth Hudson, Director of the Office of Children’s Mental Health, presented the Governor’s proclamation declaring it Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day in Wisconsin. It was a wonderful event with a great turnout, that started some important discussions surrounding children’s mental health supports. We invite you to take a look at some of the photos and video from the event below, and we look forward to seeing you at next year’s event!

Video of Proclamation Presentation:

Poster Winners:

Chavez Elementary School Marimba Club:

Lincoln Elementary School Choir Performance:

Madison Country Day School Dance Club:

Presentation of the Proclamation and Poster Awards:

THANK YOU to all of the children and families who participated in this event, and in our “My Feelings Matter” poster contest. Children’s mental health is a critical topic in our community, and together we can ensure that children have the supports and resources they need to cope with their emotions in a safe and healthy way. Don’t forget to check out our Children’s Mental Health Matters Toolkit, and stay tuned for next year’s contest and event!

A special thanks to our event sponsors:

Barnes and Noble–Madison East
Ian’s Pizza
Mental Health America of Wisconsin
Overture Center for the Arts
Project LAUNCH

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