Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

 

Governor Robert Bentley proclaimed May 3rd through 9th as Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week in Alabama, coinciding with both National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week and National Mental Health Month, observed annually in May.  The latest national data shows that bipolar disorder, major depression, attention deficit disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and various severe anxiety disorders affect one in five children each year. In Alabama, approximately 27,000 children receive public mental health treatment every year.

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