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Nationwide Essay Contest Challenges High Schoolers to be Frank About Mental HealthMultiple winners to be awarded by NIH and the Calvin J. Li Memorial Foundation. In an effort to address this disparity and further conversations about mental health among high schoolers, the National Institutes of Health invites students ages 16 to 18 years old to participate in the “Speaking Up About Mental Health!” essay contest. Essays should explore ways to address the stigma and social barriers that adolescents from racial and ethnic minority populations may face when seeking mental health treatment. The contest is led by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), in collaboration with the Calvin J. Li Memorial Foundation, and the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD). NIMH and NIMHD are components of NIH. Deadline is May 31, 2019. To learn more, click here.

Everyday Young Heroes are young people, ages 5-25, who are improving their communities through service to others. Each week, the YSA Team selects one young person to receive this honor. Projects can provide a direct service, be philanthropic, or raise awareness or advocacy around a particular community need. To learn more, click here.

Do Something – multiple scholarship opportunities available throughout the year. To learn more, click here.