Your Child's Emotional Backpack (PSAs)

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Mental Health Channel 

 

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Download and View The Video (:30)  .mp4

 

Children carry a backpack almost everywhere they go—to school, afterschool programs and to camps, on sleepovers or on visits with family or friends, and when they travel on foot, in a car, on a bus, train or plane. Most never go anywhere without it.

If you look into a child’s backpack, you may find school supplies, snacks clothing, toys, a phone, an electronic device and other items that help them to feel secure or prepared to handle situations.

While those things are important to include in a child’s physical backpack, it is equally important to fill Your Child’s Emotional Backpack with information, ideas, words, thoughts and other self-care tools that will help them to build and support a solid foundation for their emotional wellness and mental health.

According to a National Institute of Mental Health statistic, half of all lifetime cases of mental illness emerge before a child’s 14th birthday.

The “Your Child’s Emotional Backpack,” campaign will help to create an awareness of mental health facts, issues and local resources. It will help parents, kids and those who work in child and family support roles and environments understand can help everyone stay healthy and well.

If there is a cause for concern, everyone can know how and where to find help.


 

 

 Public Service Announcements (PSAs)

 

 

 

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Your Child's Emotional Backpack (:30) Colby  VIDEO

Your Child's Emotional Backpack (:30) Colby RADIO

 

 

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Your Child's Emotional Backpack (:30) Crimson VIDEO

Your Child's Emotional Backpack (:30) Crimson RADIO  

 

 

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Your Child's Emotional Backpack (:30) Phu VIDEO

Your Child's Emotional Backpack (:30) Phu RADIO

 

 

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Your Child's Emotional Backpack (:30) Liz  VIDEO

Your Child's Emotional Backpack (:30) Liz RADIO

 

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Your Child's Emotional Backpack(:30) Yvonne VIDEO

Your Child's Emotional Backpack (:30) Yvonne RADIO

 

 

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Your Child's Emotional Backpack (:30) Yvonne (Español) VIDEO

Your Child's Emotional Backpack (:30) Yvonne Español RADIO

 

 

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Your Child's Emotional Backpack (:30) Kelsey RADIO

 

 


Learn more about the,“Your Child’s Emotional Backpack,” campaign.
Get tips, activities, and resources to empower and create awareness about 
children’s mental health issues.


 Visit www.mhahouston.org/your-childs-emotional-backpack

 *Materials were created or identified as resources by a team of experts in mental health, in consultation with the Children’s Mental Health Public Awareness Advisory Committee at Mental Health America of Greater Houston.

 

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