Posted by Carolyn Martin on May 7th, 2019
Posted in: Children and Teens, Chronic Disease, Mental Health, Minority Health Concerns, Public Health
Tags: essay contest, health disparities, health equity, minority health, National Institutes of Health, teens
Speaking Up About Mental Health! NIH invites students ages 16 to 18 years old to submit essays that explore ways to address the stigma and social barriers that adolescents from racial and ethnic minority populations may face when seeking mental health treatment. The essays should describe a teen’s understanding of a specific mental health issue and ideas that can promote better health and well-being in their communities with a particular emphasis on communicating with parents, peers, school leaders, policy makers, and health professionals. The contest is led by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), in collaboration with the Calvin J. Li Memorial Foundation, and the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD).
Deadline to apply is May 31 with winners announced September 30. Monetary prizes will be awarded. Essay contest details are available on the Challenge.gov website.
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