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Caring for Every Child's Mental Health

SAMHSA's "Caring for Every Child's Mental Health" public awareness effort was created in 1994 with the mission to increase awareness around children's mental health. The "Caring for Every Child's Mental Health" team works to support SAMHSA-funded sites through the strategic use of social marketing and communications strategies. The overarching purpose of the team is to stimulate support for a comprehensive system of care approach to children's mental health services.


National Awareness Day Webcast

To watch the 2012 National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day Webcast of the national event, please go to

NIMH Webcast

For a closer look at teen emotional and behavioral growth, watch the National Institute of Mental Health’s webcast, “National Children’s Mental Health Awareness—The Developing Brain: What it means for treating adolescents,” at

August 2012 Update

June 2012 Update

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