This is an interesting contest I thought I’d pass along…
For far too long, mental illness has been stigmatized and those stigmas have served as a barrier to innovation. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has joined forces with Ashoka’s Changemakers to launch “Rethinking Mental Health: Improving Community Wellbeing”, a competition for new ideas and practices that challenge the status quo in terms of how we think about and address mental
health care needs. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s “Rethinking Mental Health” competition offers an opportunity for new ideas outside the traditional structures to emerge.
To participate, please go to http://www.changemakers.com/en-us/mentalhealth to:
- Comment on entries from others like you who are deeply concerned about this very important issue and want to get involved.
- Enter the competition and share your own idea for improving mental health.
- Nominate an inspired idea or project.
Entries and comments can be submitted until October 14th. A panel of judges will then select 10 ideas that Changemakers community will vote on to select the top three winners.
Winners will be announced on December 16 and each receive a prize of USD $5,000.
As important as the three winners, however, is the dialogue that occurs about mental health and that as many great minds as possible come to the table with fresh thinking and new solutions. For more information, visit http://www.changemakers.com/en-us/mentalhealth.
Browse through the current project entries: Rethinking Mental Health: Improving Community Wellbeing
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Grohol, J. (2009). Robert Wood Johnson: Rethinking Mental Health. Psych Central. Retrieved on May 25, 2013, from http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2009/09/30/robert-wood-johnson-rethinking-mental-health/