MARKHAM, ON, May 8, 2012 /CNW/ - Kinark Child and Family Services is
stopping the stigma and starting a conversation about Children's Mental
Health with Facebook photo and video contests during Children's Mental
Health Week (CMHW) May 6 to 12.
From now through to May 11, Facebook users can enter the 'Green Ribbon
Photo Contest,' by submitting a creative photo utilizing the green
ribbon, which represents Children's Mental Health Week across North
The 'Speaking Out Against Bullying' video contest encourages entrants to
create and post videos that deliver an anti-bullying message through
spoken word, storytelling, poetry, music, or acting performance.
Both contests are running now through to May 11, and voting continues
until May 18. Voting takes place directly on Facebook and prizes
include a Samsung MV800 digital camera and a 32 GB Sony S1 tablet with
WiFi. Information can be found on the Kinark website and all entries
can be found on the Kinark Facebook page.
Kinark's Facebook 'Green Ribbon Photo Contest' and 'Speaking Out Against
Bullying' video contests supporting Children's Mental Health Week
To increase conversation with the intention of eliminating the stigma
surrounding child and youth mental health, to promote awareness for
Children's Mental Health Week, and to reach parents and youth in a
unique and innovative way through social media.
THE GREEN RIBBON
The colour green has been synonymous with mental health since the early
1900s. In recent years, the green ribbon has been adopted by children's
mental health agencies across North America in an effort to break down
the barriers which prevent children, youth and families from seeking
help. Help promote Children's Mental Health Week by proudly displaying
the green ribbon on your clothing or social media networks.
Kinark Child and Family Services is the largest children's mental health
organization in Ontario, providing expert help to children and youth,
their families and communities. Kinark offers everything from parenting
advice to help for children and youth with chronic and multiple mental
health issues, provides intensive treatment and support to youth in
conflict with the law and provides an extensive range of programs for
children and youth diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).