HHS/National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), in collaboration with the Calvin J. Li Memorial Foundation: Essay contest. 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.In this Challenge, we are seeking insightful essays from U.S. high school students, aged 16 – 18, that 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.
Deadline is May 31. Learn more.
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