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MAY 2019

Children's Mental Health Awareness May 2019

In honor of National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week Capitol County Children’s Collaborative and the Mercer County Division of Mental Health are joining together to raise awareness about the stigma surrounding mental illness that can often lead to suicide in children and teens. In conjunction with the Stigma Free Mercer campaign we seek to reinforce the message that youth can “speak their truth” without fear of criticism.

Speak Your Truth is a campaign seeking to battle stigma and misinformation that can prevent kids and families from seeking the mental health care they need. To help bring about awareness and highlight suicide prevention we will be displaying posters encouraging everyone to talk about their mental health without fear of criticism and showing what the world would look like without stigma and discrimination.