NUMBER NINE: Promoting Mental Health Awareness
In 2016, Governor Hogan declared May 1st through 7th Children's Mental Health Awareness Week in Maryland. To bring recognition to this campaign, Mrs. Hogan hosted a youth art display at the House Office Building in Annapolis. Celebrating Through Art: The First Lady's Youth Mental Health Awareness Art Display grand opening and reception was held on May 2nd and welcomed over 175 student artists, teachers, service providers, and State government officials. Youth artists with and without disabilities came together as one artistic voice to highlight the importance of good mental health for all children in Maryland.
During 2017, this event will expand as a series of anti-stigma mental health awareness art shows set for the Spring. The department is also proud to better serve Marylanders in 2017 as we add a Director of Health and Behavioral Health Policy to address these policy issues within State government and our communities.
State and local partners in Children's Mental Health Matters Campaign with Mrs. Hogan and Secretary Beatty