Estimated read time: 2-3 minutes
This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.
[IN] EDU MNH
[SU] CHI NPT
TO EDUCATION, HEALTH, AND NATIONAL EDITORS:
International High School Essay Contest
SAN DIEGO, March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The International
Bipolar Foundation (IBPF) is launching a global essay contest to erase
stigma associated with mental illness through education. The contest
is part of the foundation's mission to address the impact of bipolar
disorder and is open to all high school students.
"Our hope", says Walker, Chairman and Co-founder of IBPF, "is that
students will be interested in winning the prize and thereby research
stigma in order to write the essay. In so doing, we will be educating
a lot of young people and hopefully changing their perception about
The First Place Winner will receive $500 and the Second Place Winner
will receive $100.
Students may choose one of the following topics:
-- How is mental health perceived and addressed in your community,
both culturally and socially?
-- How can you support a friend or loved one who may be dealing with
-- How does media impact the stigma of bipolar disorder and other
Entries will be judged by a panel of authors who write about bipolar
disorder and mental illness. The winner will be announced in May,
which is Mental Health month. High school students throughout the
world are invited to participate.
For more information about the International Bipolar Foundation or to
receive the essay rules and registration form, contact Ashley:
The International Bipolar Foundation (IBPF) is a non-profit
organization headquartered in San Diego, California with globally
accessible programs in over 140 countries. International Bipolar
Foundation's mission is to improve understanding and treatment of
bipolar disorder through research; to promote care and support
resources for individuals and caregivers; and to erase stigma through
education. Services support consumers, caregivers and professionals
and are offered free of charge. IBPF's signature programs include a
Webinar and Lecture Series, Healthy Living with Bipolar Disorder book,
an Outreach and Referral database and the Mental Health Awareness
Patch for the Girl Scouts of the United States of America.
SOURCE International Bipolar Foundation
/CONTACT: Ashley Jacobs, International Bipolar Foundation, 858-764-2496, email@example.com
/Web Site: http://www.ibpf.org
CO: International Bipolar Foundation
IN: EDU MNH
SU: CHI NPT
-- DC75541 --
0000 03/03/2014 20:00:00 EDT http://www.prnewswire.com
Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.