Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day will be celebrated across Texas throughout the month of May via an interactive website full of family-friendly fun, games, and resources.
State leaders, representatives from nonprofit organizations, and youth and families will also be featured on the website with video testimonies that highlight the importance of talking about mental health — especially now.
This free, family-friendly experience is put on by the Texas Health and Humans Services Commission and the Texas Institute for Excellence in Mental Health at the University of Texas at Austin.
“We know a lot about how to support children to be resilient to life’s challenges and grow to be successful, healthy adults. It’s important to focus attention on ways we can all contribute,” said Dr. Molly Lopez, director of the Texas Institute for Excellence in Mental Health.
The website goes live on May 2, 2020, and can be accessed at cmhaustin20.com.
The digital experience will replace the annual, in-person gathering for Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day in light of the evolving COVID-19 situation.