This week May 1-7, 2016 is Children's Mental Health Week!
This week is about increasing awareness of the signs of child and youth mental health problems, decreasing stigma and understanding that help is available and treatment can work.
Landmarks across Niagara Region will shine green to raise awareness.
Why green? In the 1800's the colour green was used to brand people who were labelled "insane". Today we use green to signify new life, new growth and new beginnings.
Wear green coloured clothing or a green ribbon to help raise public awareness of Children's Mental Health week
Superheroes in our community have embraced the plan that no child should wait for life-changing mental health treatment. On September 25, 2015 it was announced that the challenging goal to raise $5,000,000 had been achieved. The swell of support for Niagara’s children has momentum beyond anything imaginable!
And now the Mending Children’s Minds volunteer Campaign Cabinet is fearlessly pursuing the dream – to continue raising funds to allow the doors of Niagara’s centre-of-excellence for children’s mental health to open MORTGAGE FREE. Every dollar raised allows more children to feel better after completing professional treatment at the Branscombe Mental Health Centre.
Our gratitude is immense as we recognize history being written for children with mental health problems. Niagara’s Superheroes are transforming a dream into reality!