Leave it to Donna Marto and the crew at the San Diego Family & Youth Roundtable to capture the importance of thinking beyond awareness when focusing on children's mental health. For children's mental health events during the month of May, they are shifting the focus from "awareness" to "Celebration."
- Family & Youth Roundtable’s suggestion is to shift from an awareness day to a celebration. The term “awareness” often connotes a deficit, creating further prejudice. We believe the word “celebration” allows us to not only bring attention to children and youth with mental health concerns, but also allows us to focus on and acknowledge positive mental health and well-being.
In honor of Mental Health Month and Children's Mental Health Week, the San Diego County Children's System of Care worked collaboratively with young leaders to share how they and their organizations support the integration of children's mental health and well-being. Enjoy the video!
We at the Network love the collaborative spirit shown by the members of the San Diego County Children's System of Care. Plus, Network Advisory Council member Alfredo Aguirre, is rockin’ a truly cool green tie in the video. Way to represent, Alfredo!