Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day art exhibition
May is Mental Health Awareness Month and the first Thursday of the first full week of May is National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day, which shines a national spotlight on the importance of caring for every child’s mental health and reinforces that positive mental health is essential to a child’s healthy development.
Beginning in 2020, the Division of Mental Health and Addiction began hosting a yearly art exhibition for youth where they can artistically express that year’s theme. In addition to the artwork, participants are required to identify a trusted sponsor (aged 18 and older). This sponsor will be a resource and safe place for the youth to share their project with and have a conversation with about their mental health and wellness.
Information on how to submit art for the next exhibition will be shared in early 2022 and past submissions may be viewed below.
2021 - "Self Care in Difficult Times"
The first row of images shows the middle school best of show, first runner up and second runner up. The second row of images shows the high school best of show, first runner up and second runner up. The third row of images shows the transition age best of show, first runner up and second runner up.
To see larger images, click on the photo. You can then scroll through the gallery.