Maynicures For Mental Health

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Did you know? 1 in 5 children in the U.S. suffers from mental illness. That’s 80,000 children in Bexar County alone! And, only 1 in 5 of those children actually receives treatment.

The statistics for those who don't get help are staggering:

• 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.

The One in Five Minds campaign, sponsored by Clarity Child Guidance Center, was created not only to raise awareness about mental illness, but also to break down stigma. One in Five Minds’ goal is that no one will be afraid to speak about mental illness and that all children in Bexar County who need treatment will be able to access it, regardless of their ability to pay.



#Maynicures, the event:

Each year, for Mental Health Awareness Month in May, One in Five Minds asks their supporters and the community to participate in #Maynicures. The idea behind #Maynicures is to show, visually and through social media, that one in five children are affected by mental illness by painting our nails (four one color, one another color) and sharing photos of our #Maynicures on social media.

This year, they’re kicking off #Maynicures month with a family-friendly event at The Witte Museum on Sunday, May 6, from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Do-it-yourself nail painting stations with nail polish will be available at the event so attendees can paint their nails (four one color, one another color) and share photos of them on social media. This festive event includes other activities in addition to the nail painting such as outdoor games for kids, art activities, face painting, a fun photo booth, and food and drinks (non-alcoholic). This is a family-friendly event with the focus on the one in five children in Bexar Country who suffer from a mental illness. Our goal is to get the word out about the #Maynicures campaign to raise awareness and break down the stigma during Mental Health Awareness Month.

I encourage you to participate in the campaign during the month of May by painting your nails and sharing your photos on social media with the hashtag: #Maynicures
You can attend the #Maynicures event by RSVP'ing to the invite here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/maynicures-kick-off-party-2018-tickets-44850860130