Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week

May 1-7, 2022

As part of the mental health observances in May, FIC is part of a national effort to raise awareness and help direct people to available resources. Positive mental health is especially vital to children's development.

So we’re helping put an even greater emphasis on the emotional wellbeing of youth during Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week, May 1-7, 2022.

This is an opportunity to change the perceptions around mental health. It’s also a challenge to all of us to recognize children’s uniqueness, rather than the qualities or characteristics associated with their disability, diagnosis or illness.

According to the World Health Organization:

As many as one in six U.S. children ages 6-17 has a treatable mental health disorder such as depression, anxiety problems or attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

Half of all mental health conditions start by 14 years of age but most cases are undetected and untreated.

The consequences of not addressing adolescent mental health conditions extend to adulthood, impairing both physical and mental health and limiting opportunities to lead fulfilling lives as adults.

Please join us in connecting families and providers throughout Arizona with resources to help children with a mental health condition. Your efforts can help shape a brighter future for the next generation.

As part of Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week, we’ll be hosting free events for FIC families throughout Arizona. Stay tuned for dates and locations.

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