Text, Talk, Act - National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day - May 5, 2016

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4/25/2016

Text, Talk, Act - National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day - May 5, 2016 (pdf)

Text, Talk, Act. Because mental health matters.

Across the country, young people are having a nationwide conversation on mental health and how to help a friend in need. Through text messaging, small groups receive discussion questions to lead them through a conversation about mental health.

Logo for Natinoal Children's Mental Health Awareness Day

Because this conversation should include all of us.

Join the Illinois Department of Human Services Division of Mental Health Child and Adolescent Services on May 5, 2016 at 12:00 pm in Text, Talk, Act, and invite your friends. Bring your friends, family and peers together to take part in this nationwide event. When you are ready, text START to 89800.

 Here's how:

  1. Gather 3-4 people and text "start" to 89800 1.

Standard rates may apply.
1 For participants from Canada or whose phones can't use short codes use 7785881995

  1. Talk with your group using the text-enabled questions.
  1. Be part of the change!

Let IDHS/DMH know if you participating and if you have questions. Contact Terry Solomon at terry.solomon@illinois.gov.