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International High School Essay Contest

Our annual essay contest is open to high school age youth worldwide. Write a 500-1000 word essay on the following topic for a chance to win $1000. 

Topic: Are people who live with bipolar disorder stigmatized in your community?

What do you think causes stigma, and what are the best ways to fight it?
Is stigma for bipolar disorder different than other mental illnesses? 
Describe your personal experience with stigma.

1st Place: $1000 | 2nd Place: $500 | 3rd Place: $250
Rules and submission form at ibpf.org/essaycontest

Deadline: March 30

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Girl Scouts Mental Health Awareness Patch

Did you know we have a Girl Scout patch for Mental Health Awareness? The girls earn the patch by learning about the brain and it's influence on thoughts, feelings, and behavior. Learn more here.