Children's Mental Health Week 2024

​​​​​​​Recognizing that young people are the experts on youth mental health, we are releasing insights provided by high school student leaders. The new resources were compiled from submissions shared at the Mental Wellness Student Leadership Summit hosted by the Office of Children’s Mental Health in April 2024. 

Learn more about school-based peer-led wellness programs in Wisconsin.

Youth Share their Advice with Other Youth

Elevating the reminders teens want to share with one another.

What Youth Want Adults to Know

We asked youth what they want adults to know about their mental health, and they told us! See what they have to say. 

Not sure how to start the conversation about mental health? Check out this resource written by youth: How to Talk to Your Teenager About Their Mental Health​​, created by the PACER Center.

​Incorporating Youth Voice 

OCMH is encouraging individuals and organizations throughout the state to participate in Children’s Mental Health Week by heeding the recommendations of youth. Research shows​ that elevating youth voice is central to improving their well-being, and youth have told us they have ideas they want to share.​ Be intentional about including their voice in your work.​ Below are a few key resources on how to incorporate youth voice in your organization or school:​

Youth Mental Wellness Strategies

Youth candidly share their strategies for mental wellness. See what is working for some of Wisconsin's youth: Compilation


Playing a Game - Image
Playing a Game - PDF
Music - Image
Music - PDF​
Movies - Image
Movies - PDF

Find ready-made posts to share on social media 

or browse our robust image library​ and craft your own message. 

Take Action 

Customize the Press Release and send to your local media​​
Gov. Evers declares May 5 - 11, 2024 as Children's Mental Health WeekKnow the data and talk about it. This presentation is ready to use​​
Be inspired by this daily list of what you can do to listen & connect​​

Press Release

Data Presentation


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