Art contest winners, Awareness Day ATX, and House Bill recognizing Children's Mental Health Awareness!
Here's what Texas System of Care has been doing to honor Children's Mental Health Awareness Week!
2019 Texas Mental Health Awareness Creative Arts Contest
The 2019 Texas Mental Health Awareness Creative Arts Contest brought in a record number of entries—a total of 773, compared to approximately 330 last year! It was very tough to judge (matter of fact, we’re planning to start an Instagram page to show off more artwork), but you can see this year's winners—along with public gallery dates—on our website.
Children and families of Austin and surrounding areas gathered on April 27 for the Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day rally and festival, sponsored by Mueller Austin and Changes Cedar Park. This annual event is led by Texas System of Care, Texas Institute of Excellence in Mental Health at The University of Texas at Austin, and Texas Health and Human Services Commission.
House Resolution for Children's Mental Health Awareness Day
On May 6, Representative Senfronia Thompson of Houston passed HR1388 recognizing May 6 as Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day. The resolution states “Our communities share the responsibility of ensuring that young people have access to services they need to be safe, happy, and confident, and the observance of Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day is an opportunity to affirm our commitment to addressing a public health issue with real implications for the future of our state.”