Local Middle School Student Places Third in Poster Contest
Bellingham middle-schooler Amari Flynn received third place in the third annual Massachusetts Association for Mental Health (MAMH) and Massachusetts Health Council (MHC)’s mental health art contest. Chosen by a judges panel of youth advocates and past winners, these middle and high school students used art and creative expression to represent their own methods of maintaining their mental health, helping others, and reflection of why mental health is so important.
Youth judges included a combination of young adult mental health advocates and past winners. Students competed for $800 I prize money while keeping in mind this year’s theme: refreshing your mental health. The resulting drawings, paintings, photography, and more represented students’ own methods of maintaining their mental health, helping others, or reflection of why mental health is so important.
MAMH and MHC have been engaged for more than 100 years in advocacy to increase understanding, eliminate stigma, and improve support for people with mental health needs.
1st Place: Kendall Belloise (Everett)
2nd Place: Keith Clark (Boston)
3rd Place: Amari Flynn (Bellingham)
1st Place: Sorina Condon (Scituate)
2nd Place: Ainsley Hayes (Scituate)
3rd Place: Mckayla Vermette (Lawrence