Promoting Children’s Mental Health this May

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During the pandemic, 55% of children felt sad, depressed, or unhappy. To let them know you care you can become a champion for mental health by participating alongside The Foundation Schools and the Maryland campaign Children’s Mental Health Matters!

For over 20 years, the Maryland Health Association and Maryland Coalition of Families have partnered with schools, organizations, and government agencies to create activities and resources, and spread awareness for Children’s Mental Health Matters! The Foundation Schools has been a proud School Champion for over a decade and will be sharing content and engaging our classes in meaningful activities aimed at supporting their mental health. 

During last year’s campaign, all three of our schools created opportunities to help make a difference in our students’ mental health. One of the most popular activities was the art our students made for the Chalk Art Festival. There are fun ways you can participate in your community. Here are a couple of ways you can join us this month:


1) Resource Sharing on Social Media
Children’s Mental Health Matters Week is May 1- 7

The Foundation Schools will be posting resources and sharing community events for you to share with your friends online. Let’s make mental health information and where to find help more accessible- you never know who may need it.



2) Get Creative for the Chalk Art Festival

Prince George’s County Parks and Recreation is hosting the annual Chalk Art Festival. Create a piece of art and submit it for a chance to win a gift card! See the flyer for more information.

Chalk Art Festival Flyer – English
Chalk Art Festival Flyer – Spanish