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2021 National Children's Mental Health Awareness Month and Art Contest Winners

14-May-2021

To promote open communication about mental health, this year's student art contest theme was "Mental Health Talk," which aimed to raise awareness about resources and to encourage youth and families to connect about mental health.

May is National Children's Mental Health Awareness Month, which shines a national spotlight on the importance of caring for every child’s mental health. It reinforces the idea that positive mental health is essential to a child’s healthy development. To promote open communication about mental health, the HIDOE's School-Based Behavioral Health (SBBH) program organized a student art contest. This year’s theme was “Mental Health Talk,” with the aim to raise awareness about mental health resources and to encourage youth and families to connect about mental health.

This year’s winners include:


Daniel Frunza
Grade 4
Ala Wai Elementary



Layla Cruz
Grade 6
Ewa Makai Middle



Marcella Hanlon
Grade 9
Kalāheo High



Duvauchelle Olapaholunape
Grade 10
Molokaʻi High


Contact Information

Communications Branch

Phone: (808) 784-6200

Email: doeinfo@k12.hi.us

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