Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day: March 2017

As part of festivities hosted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) for Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day, I got to meet an amazing group of individuals who were invited to participate as part of the 3 panels. Olympians, Michael Phelps and Allison Schmitt were honored at the event for speaking out about mental health illness–including sharing their experiences with depression.

Here is the link to the Washington Examiner story on the event here (May 5, 2017). The event was moderated by Aaron Gilchrist, NBC4 Washington news anchor.  Here are some fun photos from that day.



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