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Children's Mental Health Week

The national Children's Mental Health Week promotes mental wellness and good health for all children. Over 10,000 children, youth, and adults across Tennessee take part in activities. Leadership is provided by the Children's Mental Health Week Coalition and Tennessee Voices for Children, a coalition of organizations and agencies concerned with children's mental health. The VKC UCEDD and LEND focus on raising awareness of mental health needs of children with developmental disabilities.

The Whole Kid Festival will be our celebration of Children’s Mental Health Week in the Middle Tennessee community. We invite families, agencies serving families and vendors with goods and services that appeal to families to join us on Saturday, May 4, 2013, at the Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. for entertainment, fun activities, and information. This free event welcomes teens, children, and their families.

Members of the 2012 Children's Mental Health Week Coalition included:

  • Administrative Office of the Courts
  • Amerigroup Community Care
  • Camelot
  • Centerstone
  • Disability Law and Advocacy Center of Tennessee
  • Healing Arts Project, Inc.
  • Mental Health America of Middle Tennessee
  • Mental Health Cooperative
  • Metro Public Health Department
  • NAMI Davidson County
  • NAMI Tennessee
  • NashVitality
  • Rolling Hills Hospital
  • Tennessee Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Tennessee Department of Mental Health
  • Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network/Tennessee Lives Count
  • Tennessee Voices for Children
  • Vanderbilt Kennedy Center
  • United HealthCare Community Plan
  • Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital
  • Volunteer Behavioral Health Services: The Guidance Center
  • Volunteer State Health Plan

Click here to visit the Whole Kid Festival on Facebook.

Whole Kid Festival


Lynnette Henderson, Ph.D., (615) 936-0448

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