Research shows that half of all mental illnesses start by age 14 and three-quarters start by age 24. But, an average of 6 to 8 years pass after the symptoms of mental illness begin, before young people get help. Entering a film in this category provides you with an opportunity to share the truth about mental health and the importance of supporting a friend to get help. Sometimes the most important first step is to end the silence about mental illness and openly talk about it. Your film can help start these conversations!
To ensure you score the highest possible points in this category and for important background information, tools, and requirements review these links:
- Mental Health: Submission ToolBox – This includes a variety of resources and links to help you with research for your film and a submission checklist.
- Required end slate. Note: End slates have been updated as of August 2022.
- Title slide for your film – You may use this title slide template or you may create your own title slide as long as it includes the required information: Download the Title Slide Template here .