[Event] National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day, May 9, Washington DC or online
Child Mind Institute Reception (5pm-7pm): Join the Child Mind Institute for a reception at the Marvin Center before the evening program. For the second year, the American Art Therapy Association has put together a unique exhibit in collaboration with Awareness Day that will be displayed during the reception. This year’s exhibit features artwork from students in schools across the country.
Evening Program (7:30pm-9:30pm): Leon Harris of ABC7/WJLA-TV hosts this tribute program to children and youth who have demonstrated resilience after traumatic experiences, as well as the Heroes of Hope who helped them enhance their resilience. Live performances by youth from around the country will also honor these Heroes of Hope.
Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, will present a Special Recognition Award to artist, advocate, and Awareness Day National Event Honorary Chairperson Cyndi Lauper, whose work with her True Colors Fund and the True Colors Residence exemplifies the Hero of Hope spirit. If you cannot attend in person, you can watch this online here.