Maynicures Raise Awareness of Childhood Mental Health Issues
I’m thrilled to partner with One in Five Minds and Clarity Child Guidance Center to raise awareness about Maynicures and child mental health awareness on this sponsored post. All opinions are my own.
One in five children suffers from mental illness. For people unfamiliar with these issues, that’s a startling statistic. For parents and families navigating the uncharted (and sometimes scary) waters of childhood and adolescent mental health issues, it’s a reminder that they aren’t alone.
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. And, the One in Five Minds campaign was created to help shine a spotlight on this sensitive issue, helping children and families know they are far from alone and they have options. Organized by Clarity Child Guidance Center, the only nonprofit mental health treatment center specializing in children in San Antonio and South Texas, the campaign has worked to educate the community on just how prevalent childhood mental health illnesses are, and how to become part of the solution.
Mental illness still carries a stigma, especially in the Latino community, and this can deter some families from seeking the help they need. And the results of that can be devastating. In fact, 14 percent of affected Hispanic high school students in Texas reported having made a suicide plan. Some 80,000 children in Bexar County alone are dealing with this issue, but only 20 percent of those children actually receive treatment.
When children are left untreated and unsupported, they are at risk for danger and even death.
- Half of the children will drop out of high school.
- They are twice as likely to start using illicit drugs and alcohol.
- They are more likely to end up in the juvenile system.
- Many attempt suicide.
These are terrifying possibilities, and as parents we can’t afford to let our children feel shamed or silenced by their struggle. After all, if mental illness doesn’t affect our own children, it likely affects a family member, friend or our children’s classmates. It’s critical that the stigma be shattered, and understanding spread. One of the ways we can help do this is via Maynicures.
For the second year in a row, I’ve had four nails painted in a bold color and the fifth in a metallic color. Not only do I love the pretty effect, but the color combination makes me feel a little like Wonder Woman. It also reminds me that those one in five children who deal with mental health issues are beautiful and special in their own right. They deserve to be seen, appreciated, heard and to be helped.
Please join me in raising awareness for the health and wellbeing of South Texas children throughout the month of May. Simply apply your Maynicure and share a picture of it via social media and use the hashtag #Maynicure. This year, Clarity Child Guidance Center will help you make your mani happen with a Maynicure Home Party Kit that comes with everything you see here.
To receive your complimentary #Maynicures Home Party Kit in support of One in Five Minds this May:
- Submit your request to host a Home #Maynicures Party to Natasha Sobers at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (210) 593-2148.
- Once contacted by a Maynicures representative, you will be scheduled to come to the Clarity campus at 8535 Tom Slick Drive 78229. You will receive a tour of the Clarity campus, and at the end of the tour, you will receive your Maynicures Party Box and How To guide for you to share with your friends and family.