This national awareness day, led by the Institute of Families in cooperation with partners across the country, seeks to help create public awareness and acknowledgement of the thousands of children, youth and families needing mental health support and care across Canada. Take part in an event or support our Green Ribbon campaign.
In the 1800s, the colour green was used to brand people who were labeled “insane”. The children’s mental health community decided to continue using the colour green, but with a completely different focus. Green signifies new life, new growth and new beginnings. Therefore, we wear green ribbons to raise public awareness and support the mental health of all children, youth and their families.