Austin Child Guidance Center will host the ACGC Family Festival and the 9th Annual Austin Originals concert featuring the legendary Diana Ross benefiting children and families in need of high-quality, affordable mental health care and treatment.

WHEN: April 2 ACGC Family Festival: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. VIP Reception hosted by Honorary Chair Loreal Sarkisian: 5:30 p.m. Austin Originals Benefit Concert: 8 p.m. (Doors open at 7 p.m.) The ACGC Family Festival will feature amusement rides, carnival games, music, and food. The Austin Originals event will also feature a live and silent auction; a VIP cocktail reception, and dinner prior to the concert. Opening acts include “The Voice” finalist Jordan Matthew Young. Tickets start at $32, and sponsorships are available. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit https://www.austinchildguidance.org/news-events/austin-originals.html.

Nearly 7.7 million American children and teens—about 1 in 7—have at least one treatable mental health disorder, including depression, anxiety or ADHD, according to the CDC. In addition, the number of ER visits for suspected suicide attempts by 12- to 17-year-old girls rose by 51% from 2019 to 2021.