Mental Health Awareness Month

Mental Health Awareness Month is about breaking the stigma that still, in 2022, exists around the topic of mental health—from children’s mental health to adults. It helps us shine a light on an issue that is more prevalent now than ever.

Did you know...?

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) created National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day more than a decade ago to shine a national spotlight on the importance of caring for every child’s mental health and to reinforce the message that positive mental health is essential to a child’s healthy development.

  • According to, 1 in 5 children experience a mental health disorder and half don’t receive the treatment they need
  • Between March and October 2020, the percentage of emergency department visits for children with mental health emergencies rose by 24 percent for children ages 5-11 and 31 percent for children ages 12-17

To raise local awareness, in partnership with The Children’s Center Utah, Utah Governor Spencer Cox declared May 7, 2022 Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day in Utah.

You can find more resources on how to participate in Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day here.

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Be a part of a child's healing journey

Invite your business, company, church group, or friends to join us in spreading awareness and/or raising money for Early Childhood Mental Health in May 2022!

Ways to participate

  • Give a portion of your business proceeds back to The Children's Center Utah
  • Volunteer with us or support our in-kind donations
  • Promote our mission on social media
  • Place a yard sign with our message outside your business or home
  • Paste our poster outside your business door or at your workplace
  • Send a text to a friend and share our website address
  • Share, comment or like our social media content
  • Use our coasters during May at your business or workplace

Become a Champion - Download our Awareness Toolkit

For more information contact Carla Frein at

Make a Donation

Your donation will help infants, toddlers, and preschoolers receive comprehensive mental health care to enhance their emotional well-being.

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