The 2016 national event will take place on Thursday, May 5, at 7 p.m. EDT in Washington, DC, at The George Washington University School of Media & Public Affairs’ Jack Morton Auditorium. The event–Awareness Day 2016: “Finding Help, Finding Hope.”–will explore how communities can increase access to behavioral health services and supports for children, youth, and young adults who experience mental or substance use disorders and their families. Register to attend the national event.
Can’t make it to DC? Here are some other ways to celebrate:
- Organize an Awareness Day Live! viewing event on May 5 at 7 p.m. EDT. Gather a group to watch the live webcast and participate in the onstage discussion via digital or social media using the hashtag #HeroesofHope.
- Host a viewing event of the on-demand version of Awareness Day Live! The event might involve a viewing of all or part of the national webcast, along with a discussion of the unique challenges and opportunities related to behavioral health care access in your community.
- Join the social media conversation using the hashtag #HeroesofHope. Use the hashtag to share your ideas and perspectives leading up to Awareness Day, during the national observance on May 5, and throughout the month of May.
- Participate in the Awareness Day 2016 Text, Talk, Act(link is external) conversation. Through text messaging, small groups can receive discussion questions that lead them through a conversation about mental health.