Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day

National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day is May 9th

National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day raises awareness about the importance of caring for every child’s mental health and reinforces that positive mental health is essential to a child’s healthy development.

According to the data from the C.D.C., one in six children between the ages of two and eight has a mental or behavioral disorder. How many of those children have PANS/PANDAS?

Does your child have OCD or an Eating Disorder along with other cognitive, behavioral, neurological, and somatic symptoms? If so, your child may have PANS/PANDAS, a treatable disorder.

Up to 25-30% of childhood mental illness could be prevented if children with PANS/PANDAS were diagnosed and treated appropriately.

According to NAMI, NIMH, and the CDC:

  • 1 in 5 children ages 13-18 have or will have a serious mental illness.
  • 1 in 6 children ages 2-8 have a diagnosed mental, behavioral, or developmental disorder.
  • 11% of youth have a mood disorder.
  • 10% of youth have a behavior or conduct disorder.
  • 8% of youth have an anxiety disorder.
  • 50% of all lifetime cases of mental illness begin by age 14, and 75% begin by age 24.
  • Suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death in youth ages 10-24.
  • 90% of those who died by suicide had an underlying mental illness.
  • 70% of youth in state and local juvenile justice systems have a mental illness.
ASPIRE has created this worksheet for your child to highlight what makes them special!

Free Downloadable PDF – What Makes You Special!

2 comments to Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day

  1. Julie Cox
    May 6, 2021

    love this activity!

    • Gabriella True
      May 6, 2021

      It is pretty cute! Did that last year as I was procrastinating when I needed a break from writing!


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