This year, SAMHSA’s National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day is honoring the caring adults, “Heroes of Hope,” that have helped young people demonstrate resilience following traumatic experiences by maintaining a long-term, stable, and positive relationship. At the national event in Washington, D.C., the featured young people will be performing in tribute to their Hero of Hope. Click here to learn more about what it means to be a Hero of Hope.
How can you help youth in your community honor their Heroes of Hope? By joining the Heroes of Hope Flickr Challenge!
From April 2 through May 31, the Caring for Every Child’s Mental Health Campaign is asking youth across the country to join the Heroes of Hope Flickr Challenge by uploading a photo of their hero to Flickr using the tag “Heroes of Hope.” Youth can upload a photo of their hero, a photo with their hero or a creative picture of a landscape or object that represents their hero. The photo caption should describe why that person is their hero.
Twenty photos from the challenge will be linked to from SAMHSA’s Awareness Day Web page.