The Child Mind Institute has put together a comprehensive array of resources to help you raise awareness about the needs of children and youth with mental health challenges during the month of May. Their campaign is called "Speak Up for Kids" and per usual, there is a tremendous amount of great information for you to use. Please read the announcement below and get involved!
Speak Up for Kids
Using the power of social media to raise awareness is one of the easiest ways you can participate in Speak Up for Kids this May. Together we can get #ISpeakUp trending with powerful stories of why you, your members, friends, family and supporters Speak Up for Kids.
Take a look at the promotional toolkit for resources for you to use when sharing Speak Up for Kids with your audience:
- Customizable #ISpeakUp Selfie Sign
- Sample social media, blog, and newsletter language
- Badges, banners, and ads
- Speak Up for Kids logo
- Event viewing party guide
Remember to register to tune in online on childmind.org/speakup for the Speak Up for Kids events being hosted across the county. We have a terrific line-up of speakers this year including Rory Culkin, Brian Grazer, Jason Katims (Parenthood), David O. Russell (Silver Linings Playbook), and the American Psychological Association’s Dr. Cathy Mavrolas.
- April 21: The #ISpeakUp wall will go live on childmind.org/speakup alongside some terrific new resources from our Contributing Partners!
- April 25: Campaign launch event at the Tribeca Film Festival.
- May 1: Ask your constituents to take #ISpeakUp selfies! We have some amazing celebrities lined up to post their pics, our Speak Up New York City event where we’ll have a social media enabled photobooth for attendees to take selfies, and exciting media coverage planned.
- May 4: Speak Up Sunday! Feature a powerful #ISpeakUp story on your blog and social media and encourage others to tell theirs.
- May 6: Both Speak Up DC and The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s launch event for National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day 2014 are in conjunction with the National Council on Behavioral Health Conference this year. We’ll connect you to the action via the livestream.
- May 8: Speak Up Los Angeles
- May 11: Happy Mother’s Day/Speak Up Sunday! Feature an #ISpeakUp story on your blog and social media and encourage others to tell theirs.
- May 18: Speak Up Sunday! (You guessed it – another opportunity to tell an #ISpeakUp story from your network and ask your constituents to tell theirs)
- May 21: Speak Up Chicago
- May 25: Your final Speak Up Sunday! You know the drill!
- June 3: Wrap up :)