High School Essay Contest

We believe that mental health education is most effective when it begins in our youth.

Each year we host an essay contest for teenagers where we ask them to do research on a particular topic and then perform a specific activity to foster mental health awareness in their communities.


Winners have now been selected!

Thank you to everyone who participated in this years essay contest! We are beyond impressed by all of the creative and impactful essays that were submitted. We appreciate everyone’s enthusiasm and effort to make a positive change and advocate for mental health!

2020 Teen Changemakers Essay Contest Winners:

1st Place: Cydney Macon- Read here


2nd Place: Ayana DeSears- Read here


3rd Place: Annie Pan- Read here



We are pleased to announce that 3 winners will receive cash prizes and their letters used as a template for future advocacy that will be featured on our website!

Past Winners:


1st Place: Cydney Macon

2nd Place: Ayana DeSears

3rd Place: Annie Pan


1st Place: Petra Dujmic

2nd Place: Charm Evans

3rd Place: Courtney Hughes


1st Place: Jaime Park

2nd Place: Elena Hirsch

3rd Place: Sydney Waltner


1st Place: Angela Li

2nd Place: Eric Corona

3rd Place: Nathan Gagné


1st Place: Jake McCann

2nd Place: Hosana Tagomori

3rd Place: Robert Ye


1st Place: Eric Shan

2nd Place: Su Bin Cho


1st Place: Parag Kappor

2nd Place: Dierdre Zoe


1st Place: Genevieve Green

2nd Place: Elga Theresia

3rd Place: Muslim Hasan and Kristen Shim

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