The Awareness Day 2016 message “Finding Help. Finding
Hope.” reached new audiences and communities because of
the hard work of SAMHSA’s national collaborating organizations,
including Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health, The Open
Table, 4-H, and the National PTA, among others.
In addition, NBC4 engaged its NBC Universal sister stations in
livestreaming the national event webcast. NBC4 morning anchor
Aaron Gilchrist served as the national event host and shared
special Awareness Day messages via Twitter.
AND THEIR AUDIENCES
Finding Help. Finding Hope.
The American Art Therapy Association held an art exhibit in
the Jack Morton Auditorium lobby before the national event,
highlighting the significance of art therapy in children’s mental
health. Graduate students from The George Washington
University, as well as clinicians from the Potomac Art
Therapy Association, represented the profession by handing
out promotional materials and speaking to guests about
the importance of art therapy in Awareness Day efforts.
The American Psychological Association provided child
psychologists to serve as subject-matter experts within child
psychology to field questions from audience members, both
in-person and online.