Awareness Week 2021 Video Contest
We invite the public to share their own ideas about how we can "Flip the Script" on mental health - via video. Select videos will be included in this year's #EveryDayinMay social media campaign.
Here's the concept:
When you ask someone what they think of when we use the term mental health, it is not uncommon for people to say things like, “Depression, anxiety, suicide, therapy or medication.” Alternatively, when you ask what they think of when you say physical health, people answer, “Exercise, good nutrition and getting plenty of rest.” Herein lies the problem. According to MentalHealth.gov, “Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood.” That said, our perception of mental health and learning to care for it – like we do our physical health – begins in childhood. It's time to flip the script!
What common concepts, ideas, misperceptions, or terminology that perpetuates bias and discrimination can we "flip" to promote mental health education and awareness? Share your ideas with us in a video! Videos can be as simple as a message recorded on your phone and can be created by individuals or by a group.
Video Contest Guidelines
Video submissions should:
1. Clearly connect to the "Flip the Script on Mental Health" theme
2. Be between 1 and 5 minutes in length
3. Only include content and language that is family-friendly and appropriate for all ages
3. Be submitted as an MPG, MP4, WMV or MOV file or a web-based link, i.e. YouTube, Vimeo, or Facebook
4. Be submitted using the form below by Friday, April 30th
See examples and use the form below to submit your video!
National Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health
15800 Crabbs Branch Way,
Rockville, MD 20855