Awareness campaigns can motivate changes in behavior in a number of ways. Mental health awareness campaigns help educate people on important issues such as improving access to mental health services, reducing the negative stigma around mental illness, and suicide prevention. Please feel free to download and use any of the awareness campaign materials below!
2021 Idaho Mental Health Month Campaign
Mental Health Month Art Exhibition
Friday, May 7, 2021 | 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM MST | Online event
We invite you to attend the 2021 Idaho Mental Health Month Art Exhibition honoring the mental health journeys of Idaho artists. Artists will have the opportunity to speak about their pieces and share their experience and relationship with mental health.
The online event format will provide the opportunity for people throughout Idaho to attend the exhibition from the comfort and safety of their own homes.
Interested in submitting pieces to the art show?
This May, Empower Idaho will be showcasing Idaho artists’ work inspired by their experience or relationship with mental health. The guidelines are few. If you, a loved one, or a friend, live with a mental health condition, or if you have been inspired by an idol or historical figure’s mental health journey, we encourage you to submit your work! We hope to celebrate the importance of mental health and the unique journeys experienced, which vary greatly person to person. Please email email@example.com to submit your work (see below for information needed) as well as a filled out Art Release Waiver (linked below).
Submission deadline: April 16, 2021
How to submit pieces: Email a digital image or file of your piece(s) to firstname.lastname@example.org including the following information: title of piece(s), medium(s), and year(s) completed. Save the file(s) as “TitleOfPiece_YourName”.
File types accepted: JPEG, PNG, PDF, MP3, WAV, MOV, MP4. Email us regarding additional file types.
Completion of Art Release Waiver: We ask that you complete an Art Release Waiver, which may be found at empoweridaho.org/advocacy/awareness-campaigns.
Mediums welcome: Drawing, painting, sculpture, mixed media, poetry, spoken word, music, dance.
Who may submit art? If you, a loved one, or a friend live with a mental health condition, or if you have been inspired by an idol or historical figure’s mental health journey, you may submit art.
How many pieces may I submit? You may submit up to 3 pieces. If you have more than 3, please email us.
Where will the art be displayed? Art will be displayed at the May 7th virtual 2021 Idaho Mental Health Month Art Exhibition. The art will also be featured on Empower Idaho’s website and social media accounts (@EmpowerIdaho).
Does the art need to be there, physically? No. We ask that artists email a copy of their work in the files types referenced above to email@example.com.
May incarcerated folks submit their art? Yes. Anyone who would like to share their experience with mental health may submit their work. However, they must have a means to email their work to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Will I be able to speak about my art? Yes, there will be an opportunity to share about your work during the virtual 2021 Idaho Mental Health Month Art Exhibition.
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