Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week
Mental Illness affects children as well adults. NAMI-NYS presents various resources for the specific mental ailments that affect children and adolescents. These resources are designed to inform children and their parents alike.
NAMI’s Child and Adolescent Action Center - NAMI provides information on mental health awareness in schools, where to find services, juvenile justice & child welfare, federal & state policy legislation as well as how to find support for parents, caregivers and family members.
NYS OMH’s Information for Children, Teens and Their Families - The NYS Office of Mental Health’s page has information designed for teenagers and their families. OMH also provides a wide range of resources throughout New York State.
NIMH’s Children’s Mental Health Awareness Resource Page - NIMH provides a wide gamut of information and resources, including information on how to participate in research trials.
NAMI Basics Education Program - NAMI’S Signature Program providing the fundamentals of caring for you, your family and your child with mental illness.
NAMI’s Parents and Teachers as Allies - In-Service Mental Health Education for School Professionals.
Breaking the Silence - NAMI Queens/Nassau’s program includes lesson plans, games and posters designed to bring mental health awareness in schools.
Mental Health Awareness in Children and Teenagers
Mental Illness Awareness for Children - (Sharing Art from the Heart) -Brings awareness to mental illness for children by advocating for those with serious mental disturbances.
Breaking the Silence on the Today Show -Eli and Lorraine Kaplan talk about their son’s diagnosis of schizophrenia and why they want to help others break their silence.
Teen Suicide and Depression
Puzzle Pieces - NAMI TV Public Service Announcement
I’m Tired of People Saying I Don’t Look Like I Have Depression - NAMI Program Coordinator Amanda Ramirez talks about her experience with depression.
A Memorial for Teens That Committed Suicide - With helpful facts
New Treatment for Kids with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder - From the Mayo Clinic