Stark County Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week 2020
To continue to raise awareness around mental health among children and youth across Stark County, C&A is excited to bring the second annual Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week from Sept. 14 to 18 to all of our partner schools.
New challenges are arising for students and parents as schools reopen this fall. With the challenges of COVID-19 still facing our world, mental health is a growing concern. In the past two years, C&A has seen a 33% increase in clientele. This number is expected to grow over the next year as youth learn to deal with stress, anxiety and depression due to lasting effects of this pandemic.
C&A hopes to remind kids that there is always hope during difficult times.
Remember, You Matter to those around you!
To learn more about the services C&A provides, contact us at 330-433-6075.
Local community organizations AultCare and StarkMHAR are sponsoring the week to help bring attention to positive mental health practices for school-age kids. C&A will also partner with eight different school districts in Stark County – Alliance City, Canton City and Massillon City Schools and Lake, Marlington, Plain, Sandy Valley and Tuslaw local schools and North Canton City Schools asked to participate– to support and participate in this important week.
Throughout the week, a brief age-appropriate morning announcement will be read to younger students in each elementary, intermediate and middle school building reinforcing a positive mental health message for the day. Younger students will also receive post-it notes to write a positive message for themselves.
Older students in high school will receive positive affirmation messages through their email or by text message to build and reinforce resiliency skills.
In every school, age-appropriate posters with the message “You Matter” will feature diverse groups of students and will be displayed in the hallways in each participating school.