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Children's Mental Health Awareness

Children's Mental Health Matters.

Mental health is a serious issue in modern societies. The mental health of children is even more so. 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. Children are the most precious thing in the world. Children with serious mental illness and severe emotional disturbance need full-time care and treatment. Even the family of such a child needs help to cope with the situation. This is a day to help them by encouraging them into therapy. Conditions like A.D.H.D. as well as anxiety and behavioral disorders can be diagnosed and treated to help the child have a better life.

Children's Mental Health Awareness Week

Children's Mental Health Awareness Week is May 5 - 11, 2024

As we focus on the emotional wellbeing of children and youth during Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week (CMHAW), we see this as an opportunity to change hearts, minds, and attitudes regarding mental health.

This year, the Philadelphia System of Care is pleased to announce two events for Children’s Mental Health Awareness — on May 16 at the Lonnie Young Recreation Center from 3 to 6 p.m. and on May 20 at the Tacony Library from 3 to 6 p.m. Centered around our theme, “Be What I Wanna Be,” we will be serving the children and families in our local communities with resources, fun activities around supporting mental health for all ages, free screenings, and more. We would love to have you join us to celebrate Children’s Mental Health Awareness at either one of our events.

We Know You Can, Be What You Wanna Be.

If you’re interested in taking part of Children’s Mental Health Awareness celebration, email

Children's Mental Health Awareness Celebrations

Thursday, May 16, 2024
3pm – 6pm

Lonnie Young Recreation Center
1100 E. Chelten Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19138

Monday, May 20, 2024
3pm – 6pm

Tacony Library
6742 Torresdale Ave. 
Philadelphia, PA 19135