Today is National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day - help us #breakthestigma of mental health - - -
May 6, 2019
Today is National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day, and our teen mental health advocates are in Harrisburg to tell legislators why mental health matters to them and what our government can do to support adolescent mental health. Follow along on Twitter @healthactivists.
Suicide is the second-leading killer of adolescents, aged 15-24, in the U.S. Suicide rates for girls are at a 40-year high. In Pennsylvania, 38% of youth in middle school and high school reported feeling depressed or sad most days in the past 12 months.
Help Us #breakthestigma
Join us today by posting to your favorite social media platform. Tell the world why #mentalhealthmatters to you.
Feel free to use or adapt one of the following:
·Positive mental health is essential & our youth don't get enough support – we need more mental health training for teachers & teens #mentalhealthmatters #breakthestigma
·Our teens deserve safe, supportive, and inclusive school communities #mentalhealthmatters #breakthestigma
·#MentalHealthMatters to me because we all struggle. We all need support. Let’s #breakthestigma and get help to those who need it. #allhealthequal
You can also download graphics to use as part of your post here: http://bit.ly/mentalhealth0506social
The teens will be meeting with the following elected officials or members of their staff. You can thank them (particularly if you live in their districts) for taking the time to hear from youth about mental health:
State Representative Michael Schlossberg, chairman of the mental health caucus (@RepSchlossberg), State Representative Bob Freeman, State Representative Eddie Pashinski (@RepPashinski), State Representative Chris Rabb (@RepRabb), State Representative Mark Rozzi (@RepRozzi), State Representative Steve Samuelson (@RepSamuelson), State Representative Anita Kulik (@RepKulik), State Senator Jay Costa (@Senatorcosta), State Representative Dan Miller (@RepDanMiller), State Senator Camera Bartolotta (@senbartolotta), and State Representative Robert Matzie.
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