The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance West Virginia is still seeking entries for it’s post contest, marking May as Mental Health Awareness Month.
DBSA WV wants everyone who faces mental health issues to know, “We’ve been there. We can help.”
May is the month to highlight the importance of taking care of yourself, taking care of your loved ones and talking about mental health. While each person’s path to wellness is unique, peer support is an important component that can offer hope and decrease feelings of aloneness.
To increase awareness of taking care of mental health, students in grades 9-12 are invited to submit artwork (flat surface, no larger than a standard-sized poster) highlighting the theme. Posters will be judged on best theme depiction and creativity. They should focus on increasing awareness of taking care of your mental health, the importance of taking care of yourself, taking care of your loved ones and talking about mental health.
Top three winners will have a picture of their poster highlighted in the Dominion Post and be awarded a gift card for art supplies.
Posters are due by May 20 at the West Virginia office in Mountaineer Mall.
They can be dropped off between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. any Tuesday through Saturday through May 20.
Artist’s name and contact info must be on the back of the poster.
Arrangements must be made to pick up the artwork after judging on May 21, if the artwork is wanted back.
Judging will be held at the DBSA WV Open House, set for 11 a.m. May 21.
For more information about the contest call: 304-241-1862.
If you or someone you love has a mood disorder, contact DBSA WV for more information: dbsawv.org; firstname.lastname@example.org; or 304-376-7438