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mental health awareness

The Duval County Public Schools’ Mental Health AWAREness Video PSA Contest is intended to offer a student’s perspective on mental health stigma. It is our hope to provide awareness to individuals, schools and the community regarding the benefits of destigmatizing mental health. This program invites students to create a video describing how students can positively impact their school’s culture by uniting to come against mental health stigma.

National Children’s Mental Health AWAREness Day 2017 is Thursday, May 4, 2017. We are asking everyone to WEAR GREEN and stand together to end the stigma against mental illness. For more information regarding Mental Health Awareness visit the "RESOURCES" tab.

The Children's Mental Health Matters Poster Contest gives elementary school students an opportunity to celebrate mental health; social and emotional well-being. The poster contest will provide a glimpse into youth perspectives about they view mental health. 

Poster Contest submissions and entry forms are due by April 19, 2017. Submission and Media Release Forms may be emailed to mentalhealthpsa@duvalschools.org.

Completed posters should be mailed to:
Duval County Public Schools
Attn: Morgan Seiler
1701 Prudential Drive, 4th Floor
Jacksonville FL 32207 
Poster winners will be displayed at the 2017 Mental Health Ripple Affect Awards sponsored by Mental Health America, Tuesday, May 9, 2017, 6:30 pm at WJCT Studios
Attention all middle and high school students! 
DCPS and Jacksonville System of Care Initiative (JSOCI) invite you to join
The Whole Student: Body, Mind, and Soul Pecha Kucha Celebration!
Put on your creativity cap and create a PowerPoint (PPT) to express your perspective of physical and mental health. This 20 slide presentation should also include a paragraph description of your presentation. For more information download the PDF guideline file to the right.
Submit presentations, along with your paragraph description to DUE May 8th, 2017 
Selena Webster, MPH
Consultant, The Partnership for Child Health - Jacksonville System of Care Initiative

Mental Health AWAREness Month Activities

MHA Flyer

Contact Us

Katrina Taylor, Director of School Behavioral Health 

Video PSA Contest Documents

Poster Contest Documents

Pecha Kucha Guidelines