Children’s Mental Health Matters! is a Maryland public awareness campaign that highlights the importance of children’s mental health. The campaign features more than a week of events, workshops, media, outreach, and other awareness-raising activities during Mental Health Month.
The Center for Autism and Related Disorders at Kennedy Krieger Institute developed a series of online training videos to provide classroom tips and practical strategies for working with students on the autism spectrum. See the library of videos covering topics such as sensory supports, communication needs, helping victims of bullying and harassment, legal issues around school removal, and addressing behavioral challenges.
Principals at schools in Baltimore and Dallas believed they could transform students’ lives and improve academic performance by trying strategies that changed the way students engaged their brains.
The novel approaches worked.
This May is Mental Health Month; Maryland Learning Links is raising awareness of Risky Business (#riskybusiness). The campaign is meant to
educate and inform individuals dealing with a mental health concern understand that some behaviors and habits can be detrimental to
recovery—or even mask a deeper issue—but that seeking help is nothing to be ashamed of.