Shodair Children’s Hospital offers scholarships for mental health awareness

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Eve Monforte is an eighth-grade scholarship winner for 2020 for Shodair Children’s Hospital to raise awareness for National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month.

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Shodair Children’s Hospital is hosting its third annual scholarship contest to raise awareness for National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month.

Partnering with organizations statewide, Shodair Children’s Hospital is offering $10,000 in scholarships to encourage students to engage in critical thinking and speaking up about mental health and suicide prevention. This year’s theme is: “What impact has the pandemic had on the mental health of youth?” This contest provides an outlet for youth around the state to process this heavy topic, break down stigmas and unite in hope.

The goal is to encourage middle and high school students to share their message of hope to others around the state that may be struggling with their mental health and battling suicidal thoughts.

“There are people in my family who deal with mental health struggles,” said Eve Monforte, an eighth-grade scholarship winner from 2020. “I can relate to it even though I don’t have a

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