Childhood Depression Awareness DayMental health disorders in children are just as real, common and treatable as they are in adults.
Left untreated, children's mental health disorders can lead to problems at home, trouble in school and in the community, substance abuse and even suicide. In fact, depression alone affects as many as one in every 33 children and one in eight teens.
For more than eight years, Childhood Depression Awareness Day (CDAD), which occurs each May during Mental Health Month, has offered affiliates, our partners, like-minded organizations and child advocates an opportunity to come together to focus on childhood depression and other disorders.
This year, Childhood Depression Day falls on May 5.
"mpower" is Mental Health America's web site especially for teens and young adults
Click here to access the "mpower" web site.
For More Information:For help finding treatment, support groups, medication information, help paying for your medications, your local Mental Health America affiliate, and other mental health-related services in your community, please contact us.
If you or someone you know is in crisis now, seek help immediately. Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) to reach a 24 hour crisis center or dial 911 for immediate assistance.
Page last updated: 3/6/2009