RiverValley Behavioral Health's Youth Art Contest brings attention to Mental Health Awareness Month. K-12 students are encouraged to create a visual art piece to bring awareness and hope to the community. Here's what's at stake and how to enter.

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RiverValley Behavioral Health wants to help raise awareness of those dealing with mental health issues in a fun way of giving back. K-12 students can create a piece of art with the chance to win $500 and a matching contribution for their school/local nonprofit youth organization. The school/local nonprofit youth organization with the most entries will be awarded $1000. The artwork should focus on raising awareness about mental health. What a beautiful way to give back to the community and your peers.

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"RiverValley Behavioral Health currently hosts over 21 Kentucky-based programs that include in-patient and out-patient services for those with mental health, developmental and intellectual disabilities (DD/ID), alcohol and drug addictions, prevention, recovery, and treatment."

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The old saying, "it's okay, to be not okay", is a very true statement. Sometimes you just need a bit of help to get out of the fog. I think we've all been there at some point in our lives. Whether it's in the aftermath of losing someone that you've loved, or the loss of a job, or illness. Many hardships in life can bring you to your knees. That's why we're lucky that the team at RiverValley Behavioral Health is standing by to help in our time of need.

"RiverValley Behavioral Health services are specifically developed to meet the unique, growing behavioral health needs of the communities we serve. We provide services in the following counties: Daviess, Henderson, Ohio, Union, McLean, Hancock, and Webster."

I grew up loving to draw and paint, and I was blessed to be in honors art programs in school. It was my minor in college as well because I loved it so much. I think this is a wonderful opportunity for students to learn more about mental health, and to break down the stigma surrounding it. National Mental Health Awareness Month in May is your chance to shine a light on what we can all do together to strengthen our own mental health. And, to be there for someone that needs us. We already know that the folks at RiverValley Behavioral Health are just a phone call away, and standing by. You're not alone. You're not alone. You're NOT alone in this fight!

Here are all of the details to enter, and remember that the deadline is May 31st, 2021.

RVBH Youth Art Contest Flyer

Become part of the team at RiverValley Behavioral Health. They are looking for nurses if you'd like to apply at http://www.rvbh.com/careers or contact Abby King at King-Abby@rvbh.com for more information.

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