The National Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health has announced their plans for Children's Mental Health Awareness Week in May. Using the theme "Building Circles of Wellness", the Federation is holding a poster contest to help raise awareness for children's mental health and reduce the stigma associated with it. The contest is geared toward children and youth up to age 21. To make things even more fun, cash prizes will be provided to winning posters!
Here is the description of the campaign:
Children's Mental Health Awareness Week 2014 - "Building Circles of Wellness"
- Help raise awareness for children's mental health and reduce the stigma associated with it by participating in this year's National Poster Contest for children and youth up to age 21.
When you replace "I" with ""we"", even 'illness' becomes 'wellness'. It is important for community members to work together and support one another in being healthy. Collaboration is key.
Through art, share with us what wellness looks like to you. What does it mean to be totally healthy in your mind and body? Who adds to your ability to be totally healthy? How do you build healthy environments at home, at school, at work, on playgrounds, in places of worship, etc.? Create artwork that shows what you think it means to have a circle of care around that promotes positive health and fights stigma.
The winner of the poster contest will be given a $50 gift card and their artwork will be featured on our Children's Mental Health Awareness Week 2014 Poster.
Click here for more information and to submit your artwork!
Be sure to check www.ffcmh.org for exciting updates and Awareness Week activities!