Children’s Mental Health Awareness Month
Suicide Prevention: Strategies That Work
As national events continue to illuminate the critical need for mental health care reform in this country, we must increase our efforts to encourage
Children’s Mental Health Awareness Month Special Events
Join us at the State House Hall of Flags in Augusta!
May 6th, 9:30 AM – 12 PM
Join us for our kickoff event in collaboration with the Office of Child and Family Services, Children’s Behavioral Health Services! Come and hear from our Governor in addition to several Maine family members and youth who will share their heartfelt stories about suicide and resiliency! The Maine Alliance of Family Organizations and children’s behavioral health providers from across our state will also be present to offer
All parents/caregivers and youth please come and join us at this free celebration event!
Join us for a free screening The Kids We Lose followed by a facilitated discussion afterwards with Disability Rights Maine staff.
May 1 from 6-8 p.m. at Windham High School Performing Arts Center, 406 Gray Rd., Windham
May 8 from 6-8 p.m. at St. Mary’s Hospital, 99 Campus Ave, Lewiston
May 9 from 6-8 p.m. at Hampden Academy Performing Arts Center, 89 Western Ave. Hampden
May 16 from 6-8 p.m. at Skowhegan High School, 61 Academy Circle, Skowhegan
“The Kids We Lose” is a 90-minute documentary film from Lives In the Balance and Lone Wolf Media about the human side of being a child or student with behavioral challenges, and the struggles faced by parents, educators, staff in facilities, mental health clinicians, and law enforcement professionals in trying to ensure that these kids receive the help they need. The Kids We Lose also exposes the often brutal, inhumane ways in which kids with social, emotional, and behavioral challenges are treated in schools, inpatient psychiatry units, residential facilities, and prisons. Their hopelessness, misery, and frustration are palpable. The human toll is hard to fathom. But these are also the most expensive kids in our society. Doing the wrong thing costs a fortune. When we don’t help our most vulnerable kids, we all lose. And it’s all so counterproductive and unnecessary. The Kids We Lose is not primarily about how to solve the problem. It is intended to heighten awareness of the problem and galvanize people to change things for the better. Not available by Webinar