May is Mental Health Awareness Month, a time that we renew our commitment to serving children, families, and communities affected by mental illness and/or a traumatic event. If you know someone affected by mental illness or trauma, consider sharing these resources:
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) provides education and support to families affected by mental illness.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA) has information about childhood trauma, a behavioral health treatment services locator, and many other resources.
The Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Columbia University Medical Center provides a variety of resources, treatment options, and research studies for children and families affected by mental illness. Call 212-305-6001 to find out more.