Speaking Up About Mental Health!
This Is My Story
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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has announced 10 winners and two honorable mentions for the Speaking Up about Mental Health! This Is My Story Essay Challenge. The contest was created to start conversations about mental health and encourage young people to seek help for mental health issues.
NOTE: NIH recognizes these talented young essay winners for their thoughtfulness and creativity in developing ideas to address mental health among minority youth. These essays are written in the students’ own words and are unedited except in cases where real names were changed to protect identities.