Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and May 3-9 is Children's Mental Health Awareness Week. The past year, discussions about mental health issues entered the realm of public discussion, breaking stigmas, as celebrities and politicians took to the internet to speak about their experiences and struggles—many of which have come to light due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mental health issues can be extraordinarily isolating, and even as we fight against the stigma of speaking up on these issues, lack of public education can make it difficult for families to find the help they need for their children.

Child and adolescent psychiatrists play a crucial role in society, tending to the mental health of youth, supporting communities in times of disaster, responding to traumatic events, and so much more. All of this helps keep our communities happy, healthy, and safe, and AACAP is proud to represent the child & adolescent psychiatry community.

In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, we have compiled a series of resources for families looking to learn more about mental health help. 

Learning About Mental Illness

Facts for Families

Find a full list of AACAP’s Facts for Families here.

Resource Centers

Find the full list of AACAP Resource Centers here

Other Resources and Peer Organizations