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Essay Contest Winners

Read the winning essays from our Middle and High School Essay Contest!
 
1st Place:
Jake McCann - Scottsdale, Arizona
Read Jake's essay here
 
2nd Place:
Hosana Tagomori - Bangkok, Thailand.
Read Hosana's essay here.
 
3rd Place:
Robert Ye - Chappaqua, New York
Read Robert's essay here.  
 
Thank you to everyone who participated!

Bipolar is such a tough disease to live with, day in and day out. Never knowing when or where your moods will change. Yet what I always found even more challenging is when I did not know what my triggers were and what to do when they came at me from all directions. I want to share with you some of my own experiences through the years, of how I have learned to cope with triggers, and not let them get the best of me. It is never easy to understand ourselves at times, never mind a disease...

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.