This post has been sponsored by Clarity Child Guidance Center.
Happy May and Happy Mental Health Awareness Month! Kids are a big part of who I am. I knew from a very young age that I wanted a big family. When my husband and I first got married I dropped the bomb on him that I wanted A LOT of kids. Funny conversation to bring up after you’re married right? Luckily for me he didn’t seem put off by my idea and welcomed the challenge. Four kids later and I know that my life’s work is not only to raise babies, but to be a child advocate. Our voices as moms matter and we need to break the stigma of turning a blind eye and shushing topics that are crucial in children’s health. Not just our own children, but breaking that stereotype that you can’t talk about mental health may just save a child’s life. As we enter Mental Health Awareness Month I want to encourage you to learn the facts and join me in talking about mental illness.
Miesha and I attended the #Maynicures event with Clarity Child Guidance Center to kick off the month of May One in Five Minds about campaign. The #Maynicures event encourages everyone to paint four fingernails one color and one fingernail a different color to spread the message that 1 in 5 children suffers from mental illness. Take pictures of your #Maynicures and share them on social media. Challenge everyone you know to join you and use that hashtag to keep the momentum going. It’s that easy to start that conversation on 1 in 5 and mental illness.
1 in 5 children suffers from mental illness.
That’s 80,000 children in Bexar County alone! Only 1 in 5 of those children actually receives treatment.
Join me during the month of May for Maynicures by painting your nails and sharing photos on social media with the hashtag: #Maynicures.