May’s prompt is: Take Action for Mental Health
May is Mental Health Matters Month and a great time to take action for mental health. Create a film, poem, or art piece about how young people can #takeaction4MH by checking-in with themselves and others, learning more about mental health, and getting support when needed. All submissions should incorporate the lime green ribbon as a symbol of mental health.
Here are some ideas to help you get started:
- Share the changes you hope to see in yourself, in your family, at your school or in your community when it comes to mental health and acceptance of young people who are experiencing a mental health challenge.
- Share how to start a conversation about mental health. Create a film or comic strip showing what a “check-in chat” might look between friends, siblings or with a trusted adult.
- Share facts to encourage young people to learn more about mental health and healthy coping skills. Create a self-care toolbox of things that bring you comfort.
- Share different ways young people can get support for their mental health. What actions can we take to promote acceptance and inclusion?
Download the monthly prompt flyer here. Deadline to submit is May 31, 2023.
For more activities and ways to get involved in Mental Health Matters month, visit directingchange.org/events.
Winners from April’s TikTok challenge will be announced May 22nd!