The Children's Reading Foundation of the Mid-Columbia is helping children through books develop the confidence to lead happy and healthy lives.

RICHLAND, Wash. — In honor of promoting education for Mental Illness Awareness Week, Reading for the Future, in partnership with the Children’s Reading Foundation of the Mid-Columbia (CRFMC), is focused on helping children develop confidence and a positive body image to lead happy and healthy lives. 

In this day and age, children face many challenges with their mental health; from isolation during the pandemic to what some research calls “toxic” social media, children are struggling. According to the CDC, ADHD, behavior problems, anxiety, and depression are children’s most commonly diagnosed mental disorders.


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

I am enough

I Am Enough

Who you were meant to be

Who You Were Meant To Be


Incredible You

Just Ask

Just Ask


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