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Awareness Day emphasizes mental health

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by Joan Aguon Charfauros

Guam - On May 3, Department of Public Health & Social Services: Project Kariñu joins more than 1,000 communities across the country in celebrating the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day to raise awareness about the importance of positive mental health from birth.

This year, the Awareness Day national event focused on young children from birth to 8 years old by emphasizing the need to build resilience in young children dealing with trauma. Project Kariñu will offer young children, birth to five, with mental health challenges the services and supports they need to thrive at home, at school, and in the community.

This afternoon a proclamation signing was held declaring May 3 as Awareness Day.

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