Special Thanks


State leaders, community advocates, and youth and family members with lived experience share their stories of dedication to the importance of children’s mental health.

Reuben Cannon

MasterMind Movement, Nick Cannon Foundation


Reuben Cannon

MasterMind Movement
The Nick Cannon Foundation


Henry McMahon Advocacy Award

Awarded to Suzanna McVey
Presented by Kids Living Well

Dr. Micky Marinelli

The University of Texas at Austin




Pflugerville High School

State & Community Leaders

Dr. Courtney Harvey

Associate Commissioner
Texas Health and Human Services Commission

Sonja Gaines

Deputy Executive Commissioner
Texas Health and Human Services Commission

Luanne Southern

Executive Director
Texas Child Mental Health Care Consortium

Jaha Wilder

Founder/Executive Director
Young Journey

Rep. Ramon Romero, Jr.

Texas House of Representatives (Tarrant County)

Rep. Garnet Coleman

Texas House of Representatives (Harris County)

Sheriff Sally Hernandez

Travis County Sheriff's Office

Dr. Gary Blau

Executive Director
Hackett Center for Mental Health

Rise Recovery

San Antonio, TX

Rep. Donna Howard

Texas House of Representatives (Travis County)


Local youths celebrate Children’s Mental Health Awareness by sharing their unique talents.

Imani & Jamar

Young Journey Ambassador

Laura Roller

We Love Music

Gabreauna Nash

Mack.i.Salute! Entertainment


Young Journey Ambassador


Young Journey Ambassador

Kya Monee’

Mack.i.Salute! Entertainment

Maya Garwood

We Love Music


Mack.i.Salute! Entertainment

Join the Conversation

Is children’s mental health important to you?
Tell us why for a chance to win a $20 gift card to the retailer of your choice!

Virtual Exhibitor Fair

Find great local resources available to you.

Explore invaluable information and resources from local, state-wide, and national mental health providers.

Fun & Games

Focused on helping to improve mental health.

Find fun, family-friendly ways to improve mental health, engage your brain, and get up and active!

Find answers with our FAQ.

Get your mental-health related questions answered by visiting our FAQ.
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Our Sponsors

Thank you to the advocates and community leaders who made this year’s event possible.