May 15, 2023

May is Mental Health Month! To celebrate, MAMH has partnered with the Massachusetts Health Council for our fourth annual Mental Health Matters: Student Expression Contest.

May is Mental Health Month! To celebrate, MAMH has partnered with the Massachusetts Health Council for our fourth annual Mental Health Matters: Student Expression Contest. This annual event is designed to promote mental wellness and support students to better understand, protect, and maintain their own mental health.

Middle school and high school students from across the Commonwealth were asked to enter their submission in one of the following categories: video, artistic still, or essay/creative writing. We were thrilled with the overwhelming response and quality of submissions. A wide variety of ideas from all over Massachusetts were submitted, demonstrating the importance of being aware of our own mental health and supporting the people around us with theirs.

“Focusing on the mental health of our youngest residents is so very important. With a record number of entries this year, we're glad this contest offers a constructive way to encourage students to focus on their well-being. All of these great young minds did a wonderful job!”
Danna Mauch, MAMH President & CEO
An illustrative artwork of a woman existing simultaneously in different areas of her bedroom, seen from above. Textures, patterns and earth tones are used throughout. Colored pencil, marker and/or pen on paper.

Caption Bored of Myself, Sorina Condon, first place high school artistic still

High School

Artistic Still

1st place: Sorina Condon (Scituate)

2nd place: Renee Caisse (Westminster)

3rd place: A student at KIPP Academy Lynn Collegiate

Written

1st place: Andy (Greenfield)

2nd place: Chloe Shaw (Newton)

3rd place: Akul Agarwal (Longmeadow)

Video

1st place: Mila Palhais (Mashpee)

2nd place: Aden Bonham (Mashpee)

3rd place: Leighton McGrory (Mashpee)

First Place C Bates P Kinney cropped

Caption Christina Bates and Payton Kinney, Middle School Artistic Still Winner

Middle School

Artistic Still

1st place: Chirstina Bates and Payton Kinney (New Bedford)

2nd place: Finley Nickerson (New Bedford)

3rd place: Clay Rodriguez (New Bedford)

Written

1st place: Lucas Victorino (New Bedford)

2nd place: Kalea Fisher (Hatfield)

3rd place: Jenalis Caraballo (New Bedford)

Video

1st place: Juniper Brucato (Pelham)

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