Children's Mental Health Week 2022

​​​​​This year, the Office of Children's Mental Health has partnered with ArtWorks for Milwaukee to release brand new imagery for Children's Mental Health Week. We invite you to download and share these images on your social media platforms! Also available for download are versions formatted for printing. 

Even though Children's Mental Health Week 2022 is now over, promoting acceptance and awareness is never done! Please continue to share these images throughout the year with youth and families to ensure mental health and well-being is always in focus.


Connection Saves Lives Facebook Image

Connection Saves Lives Twitter & Instagram Image

Connection Saves Lives 5.5 x 8.5

Connection Saves Lives 8.5 x 11

Connection Saves Lives 11 x 17

Posting Ideas:

Remember #YouAreNotAlone. Who can you #MakeTheEffort to connect with this week?

Tag someone you want to connect with this week! #ByYourSide

It’s Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week! #MakeTheEffort and reach out to a young person in your life. #ConnectionSavesLives

Who have you been meaning to call? Reach out and remind them #YouAreNotAlone in honor of Mental Health Awareness Month

Loneliness and social isolation can be as damaging as smoking 15 cigarettes a day

Social connections = better physical and mental health, and longer lives

The Little Things Facebook Image

The Little Things Twitter & Instagram Image

The Little Things - 5.5 x 8.5

The Little Things - 8.5 x 11

Posting Ideas:

What small action can you take today to show you care about a friend? #MakeTheEffort #ConnectionSavesLives

This Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week, remember that your actions make a difference. #ConnectionSavesLives #YouAreNotAlone

Research has found that small interactions with strangers or acquaintances can improve your wellbeing. 

Physicians have found that interactions as short as 40 seconds substantially reduced patient anxiety – and had lasting impact months later.

In less than one minute, with just small talk or a quick interaction, you can improve someone’s mental health and emotional well-being.

Connection Is Worth It Facebook Image

Connection Is Worth It Twitter & Instagram Image

Connection Is Worth It - 5.5 x 8.5

Connection Is Worth It - 8.5 x 11

Connection Is Worth It - 11 x 17

Posting Ideas:

Relationships matter. How can you prioritize your friends and family during Mental Health Month? #ConnectionSavesLives

Is there someone you’ve been meaning to reach out to? Here’s your reminder to #MakeTheEffort 

Scientists have shown that children who have at least one supportive adult in their lives are able to thrive, despite trauma.

LGBTQ youth who have at least one accepting adult were 40% less likely to attempt suicide.

​​Supportive relationships enhance both your and the other person's well-being. They make a positive difference in both children and adults' lives – and in some cases – can save kids' lives.​

Unplug to Reconnect Facebook Image

Unplug to Reconnect Twitter & Instagram Image

Unplug to Reconnect - 5.5 x 8.5

Unplug to Reconnect - 8.5 x 11

Unplug to Reconnect - 11 x 17

Posting Ideas:

What is your favorite way to connect offline? #ByYourSide #MakeTheEffort

Tag a friend you want to reconnect with during Children's Mental Health Awareness Week #YouAreNotAlone

Here's a reminder to unplug and reconnect with your friends and family #ConnectionSavesLives

We challenge you to stop the scroll and connect with a friend #MakeTheEffort

Research shows that heavy social media use hurts youth mental health.

​Taking social media breaks and limiting the amount of time you spent online − especially on social media sites – can have a big impact on your mental health. If you like connecting through social media, limit yourself to about an hour a day. 

Governor Evers proclaim​ed Thursday, May 5, 2022 as Children's Mental Health Awareness Day. View the proclamation here.  

OCMH would like to offer a special thank you to Artworks for Milwaukee. ArtWorks for Milwaukee combines arts engagement with workforce development in intensive paid internships for teens throughout the year. While operating under the umbrella of Artworks for Milwaukee, CAPE Mental Health Movement is a paid internship program of nine high school students. Through #CAPEMovement, the interns utilize graphic design to help spread mental health awareness, education, and acceptance. The group aims to improve access to resources, dismantle stigmas, and rebuild healthier perceptions concerning mental health.

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