Start a Campaign

Idaho State CapitolWe encourage those compelled to do something to help us get the word out about children’s mental health. Take a look at these campaign options; decide which makes the most sense to you and how you may bring the most impact to your community for our organization and our youth. We believe passion equals action; so now is the time to act, connect, and engage.

Create Your Own Campaign
Changing Idaho: One Community at a Time!
We encourage Idaho residents to strengthen and educate your community through your own innovative social actions. We rely on individuals, schools, and organizations across our great state to rally the people within their communities to come together to educate others about mental illness and promote the fight against the stigma related to living with a diagnosis. When creating your own campaign, you personally participate in our uphill effort in pursuit of a better educated more supportive community, Idaho, world. We believe something powerful happens when people contribute their time using their own ideas, fueled with energy and enthusiasm, to raise money and awareness for our cause.
ACT. EMPOWER. ENGAGE. Learn more about this campaign.

Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day in May of Each Year
Caring for Every Child’s Mental Health
National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day is a key strategy of the Caring for Every Child’s Mental Health Campaign (the Campaign), which is part of the Public Awareness and Support Strategic Initiative by SAMHSA, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. The Campaign seeks to raise awareness about the importance of children’s mental health and that positive mental health is essential to a child’s healthy development from birth. Each year the national themes focus is slightly altered but the key strategy has always been to:

  • raise awareness of the efficacy of community-based mental health services for children, youth, and their families;
  • demonstrate how children’s mental health initiatives promote positive youth development, recovery, and resilience; and
  • show how children and youth with mental health needs thrive in their communities.

We encourage those interested to plan your very own Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day campaign in your community! There are many options for you, your group, or organization: mark the day with a community event, youth rally, social media campaign, and/or activity with youth to raise awareness about the importance of children’s mental health.
Remember this campaign only rolls around once a year! Learn more about this campaign.