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DBHDS Calls for Entries for the 5th Annual National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month Media Contest

Since 2010, the Virginia Department of Behavorial Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS) has participated in the Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month celebrations. Campbell was a leading African American journalist and novelist, and a national spokesperson for individuals and families affected by mental illness.

Her goal was to eliminate mental health stigma in minority and multicultural communities.  We have celebrated her life’s work by hosting a statewide media contest focused on anti-stigma messages.

This year’s contest theme asks “What does mental wellness mean to you?”  Entries to the contest will share their responses through video, art, music, and more!

Consider planning an entry before July 31st . Read more.