The History of Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week: Why Green?

To Combat Stigma! In the 1800s the color green was used to brand people who were labeled “insane.” The children’s mental health community decided to continue using the color 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, better the lives of children with serious emotional disorders…

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