National Mental Health Awareness Month

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National Mental Health Awareness Month
Wed, 05-01-2013 - 3:37pm

May is National Mental Health Awareness month, and the start of the Speak Up for Kids campaign, which is aimed at getting people to talk openly about mental health: 

This May we are encouraging you to help start the conversation in your community by being a person who someone can feel comfortable talking to openly about a child who needs help. By being brave enough to be honest about your own worries and concerns. By being a person who makes other parents feel safe enough to speak up. A person who replaces stereotypes about mental illness with facts, who encourages people to try to get help.

Read more, along with a link to video interview on the campaign at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-harold-koplewicz/the-barriers-to-mental-healthcare-for-kids_b_3181009.html?utm_hp_ref=parents&ir=Parents

What message do you have for adults who really don't understand mental health issues, especially in children?