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  1. Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day Event @ Movieland

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    Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day Celebration

     Thursday, May 8 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at Movieland on the Boulevard in Richmond

    The Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services is sponsoring an evening at the Bowtie Theater-Movieland in Richmond to raise awareness about children’s mental health.

    The event will kickoff at 5:00 p.m. with a welcome reception and a FREE DINNER, and informational tables from  organizations that focus on children’s mental health, adolescent substance abuse, early childhood services, suicide prevention. The reception will be followed by a screening at 6:15 p.m. of “Hear Our Voices,” an award-winning film made in association with Tennessee Voices for Children. The film showcases youth with mental health challenges and the sweeping changes needed in the delivery of mental health services, including the importance of community-based treatment. You can view the trailer at http://www.hearourvoicesfilm.com. A Panel discussion will follow the film at 7:15 p.m. and will include speakers representing the Office of Secretary of Health and Human Services, family members, and a youth.    We’re excited about this informative and fun event to raise awareness of children’s mental health issues! We hope you’ll join us.

    This event is free and open to the public. You must register register in advance to have your name placed on the invited guest list at the door! To Register, please send an email to:  ashley@vakids.org.