Each May, a nationwide campaign called Children's Mental Health Awareness Month shines a spotlight on the importance of children's mental wellness. By reducing stigmas and encouraging difficult but necessary conversations, Canopy seeks to help children struggling with behavioral and mental health challenges and their families find connections, build community, and receive the help they need to cope and heal.
May is a month filled with hope and happiness. Mother's Day allows us to celebrate the moms in our lives. The end of the school year presents days to be filled with the activities we most enjoy. For those graduating school, the next phase of life is on the horizon, overflowing with possibilities. As spring turns into summer, the days get longer, the weather gets sunnier and our lives get brighter.
It's springtime in Mississippi. Birds are chirping, the sun is shining, and flower gardens are blooming vibrantly, delighting us with their beauty and disrupting us with their pollen. This month, Canopy Children’s Solutions (Canopy) is planting its own delightful, disruptive gardens across our state. In front of homes and businesses, flocks of blue pinwheels will dance in the wind, reminding us of the whimsy of childhood. These pinwheels are the official symbol of Child Abuse Awareness Month, placed intentionally to promote the importance of communities working together to raise awareness and ultimately end child abuse.
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) affects an estimated 11,000 children and adolescents in the state of Mississippi, and this number is likely to grow. Autism, a neurodevelopmental condition, affects individuals in a variety of ways along a "spectrum" of strengths and challenges that manifest very differently from person to person.
March is Women’s History Month, a time to celebrate and commemorate the dynamic role of women in American history. This year, Canopy Children’s Solutions (Canopy) celebrates 110 years of transforming the lives of Mississippi children and families. Canopy’s four Core Values will continue being a beacon of hope for the next 100 years. Let’s take this moment to highlight a few of the many encouraging, powerful and transformative women that have helped to shape Canopy’s historic and impactful story.
Students in the Vicksburg Warren School District, collected nearly $18,000 in spare change to benefit Canopy Children's Solutions' Warren County Children's Shelter this February.
Suicide is the second leading cause of death of children and young adults in the US. The foundational belief of Zero Suicide is that suicide deaths are preventable. Canopy is committed to equipping all staff with the tools to ensure all children receiving our solutions get the very best care. Read as Marcus Ginn shares his personal story below.