What’s Great in Our State 2019:

A Forum to Celebrate Children’s Mental Health Awareness

As part of the 2019 New York State What’s Great in Our State (WGiOS) celebration on May 7, 2019, the planning committee for the Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day event is seeking nominations to honor individuals, communities, schools, and organizations across New York State that are making a difference in the field of children and youth mental health.

Here’s your opportunity to recognize those who are doing outstanding work! The 2019 theme is “*Building Bridges for Change: Supporting the Mental Health of Children, Youth and Young Adults.” *This year, we are establishing the following six categories for this annual recognition:

– Youth/Young Adult
– Family/Caregiver
– Lifetime
– Systems of Care Community
– Organization or Community Group
– School

Please see the attached nomination form for more detail about each category.

The deadline for nominations is February 25, 2019. Please submit nominations to Kate Provencher via email at Kathryn.Provencher@omh.ny.gov .

All nominations will be reviewed by the interagency planning committee and notifications will be made by March 25, 2019. If you have any questions, please contact Kate.

She will be glad to assist you.

Awardees will be recognized at the WGiOS celebration event from 10 am to 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 7, 2019, in Albany. (Location to be announced). Other activities will be happening throughout the day as part of the WGiOS event.

About the Planning Committee

The Planning Committee is comprised of 15 state agencies and not-for-profit organizations which are committed to advancing children’s mental health. Through this event, the committee works collaboratively to promote the importance of children’s mental health as a necessary component of children’s overall health.

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