Children’s Mental Health Event & Youth Art Show

Honor National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day

Join the Wisconsin Children’s Mental Health Matters Coalition TOMORROW, May 4th for our annual Children’s Mental Health Awareness event at Overture Center for the Arts on the Rotunda Stage.

 MADISON – Celebrate the 2017 My Feelings Matter youth art contest winners and raise awareness of children’s mental health at this FREE family-friendly gathering. View winning artwork from our youth poster contest, watch dance, musical and spoken word performances from local youth, and gain valuable insight into why conversations about children’s mental health are so important.

“Every year our group is floored by the talent and level of emotion in the entries we receive for our poster contest,” said Disability Rights Wisconsin’s Phyllis Greenberger, a Coalition member. “The artwork and the stories we hear behind each piece literally illustrate why supporting children’s mental health is so important, and why it is crucial to provide children and adults with the tools to address children’s mental health in a positive way.”

According to the Wisconsin Office of Children’s Mental Health 2016 Annual Report, approximately one in 10 children in WI qualify as having a Serious Emotional Disturbance. This means between 66,896 to 80,275 Wisconsin children ages 9 to 17 have a mental health issue requiring treatment. It is crucial that supporting children’s mental health be an ongoing, community discussion, and that quality services and supports are available and accessible for children, adolescents and families who need them most.

Event Details:

Thursday, May 4, 2017, noon – 1 pm
Overture Center for the Arts, Rotunda Stage
201 State St.
Madison, WI 53703

This event will be preceded the same day by a Day of Action for Youth Mental Health at 10 am at the Overture Center. This event is a culmination of Kids in Crisis, an in-depth series by USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin.

The Children’s Mental Health Matters Coalition is a collaboration of Wisconsin non-profits and state entities invested in supporting children’s mental health. For more information, and resources to promote positive mental health for all children: Wisconsin Knows: Children’s Mental Health Matters.

Download this press release here.