National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month Media Contest
In 2008, the US House of Representatives proclaimed July as Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. To raise awareness of mental illness, prevention, treatment, and research in diverse communities during this month, the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services - Office of Cultural and Linguistic Competence is promoting a Media Contest for Minority Mental Health Awareness. Sponsor, participate in or host, area activities during the month of July for a chance to win prizes and be highlighted in various publications. To read more about Bebe Moore Campbell go to http://tinyurl.com/bsl7zkd
Media Contest Rules:
How to participate: During the month of July, participate in, host, and/or sponsor an activity for youth and/or adults that promotes awareness of mental illness prevention, treatment or research in diverse communities (examples: fair, community service project, school event etc.). Take pictures or video of your event/activity.
Submit your media electronically to Cecily Rodriguez via email, mail or Google Docs. This contest is open to any group and/or organization. The deadline to submit media entries is July 31, 2012. Only media projects portraying Mental Illness awareness in the areas of prevention, treatment or research will be considered. Media submissions will be reviewed and rated in two categories: Youth activities & Adult activities. Winners & Prizes will be announced by August 31, 2012. The top youth and adult activities will be selected to receive a prize, and will have their media displayed and recognized at agencies throughout the state, including the Office of Cultural and linguistic Competence for the year.
Submit entries to:
Cecily Rodriguez, Office of Cultural and Linguistic Competence
Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services
1220 Bank St. • P. O Box 1797•
Richmond, VA 23218-1797