The mental health of children has been worsening during the pandemic, a critical issue that affects many families and children across Massachusetts.

One way to advocate for children’s mental health is by lighting up green in support of Children’s Mental Health Week this year!

Here at PPAL we’ve already started reaching out to bridges and large landmarks across Massachusetts to request them to light up green during the month of May — and you can help light up Massachusetts green by decorating the outside of your home with green string lights or garlands! Additionally, consider asking your town hall, fire department, or other local landmarks to light up during May.

When you’re done, photograph what’s being lit up green and send it to We’d love to see what you end up doing!

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2022 List of CMHW Lightings

Post Office Square/ The Norman B Leventhal Park, Boston, May 1 – 7
Mechanics Hall, Worcester, May 1 – 5
Winchendon Town Hall, May 1 – 7
Westminster Gazebo, May 1 – 7
888 Boylston Building, Boston, May 1 – 7
Boylston Plaza Lights, Boston, May 1 – 7
Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, May 1 – 7
Rockland Trust, Hyde Park, May 1 – 7
Waltham Gazebo, May 1 – 7
Fitchburg Gazebo, May 1 – 7
Government Center MBTA, May 1 – 7
MBTA underpass @ Central Square, Cambridge, May 1 – 7
Malden’s City Hall Bridge, 215 Pleasant St, Malden, May 1 – 7
The Kenneth F. Burns Memorial Bridge, Worcester, May 3
Green Street Bridge, Worcester, May 3