Governor Bentley will soon proclaim May 6-12, 2012, as Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week in Alabama, coinciding with both National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week and National Mental Health Month, observed annually in May. The National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health sponsors Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week each year in an effort to increase public awareness of the triumphs and challenges in children’s mental health. According to Dr. Tammy Peacock, associate commissioner for ADMH’s Division of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services, adds, “Mental health is essential to children and adolescents overall well being and development. ADMH supports access to care for those who need help, but we also want to increase awareness of the need for mental health promotion within the family and the child’s environment.”
In recognition of this observance, ADMH, Alabama Family Ties and Alabama Youth M.O.V.E.