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  • Texas Mental Health Creative Arts Contest Opens for Submissions

    AUSTIN, Texas – Texas children and adults can inspire conversations about mental health through their art. The University of Texas at Austin, Texas System of Care, and the Texas Health and Human Services Commission are sponsoring the 2020 Texas Mental Health Creative Arts Contest, which opens Dec. 1 and runs through March 1, 2020, to…

  • Mental Health Art Contest Reception Held in Austin

    Originally written by Kelli McDonald, Texas Health And Human Services Commission. Used with permission. HHS employees, contest winners and Executive Commissioner Dr. Courtney N. Phillips attended the 2019 Children’s and Adults’ Mental Health Awareness Art Contest reception to celebrate artwork inspired by this year’s theme, “Why Does Mental Health Matter to You?” The reception, held…

  • Contest Winners Get to the ‘Art’ of the Matter

    Originally written by Michael Wright, Texas Health and Human Services Commission. Used with permission. For Mariam R., a pancake breakfast with her dad is a Sunday routine, and he does the cooking. But the high school junior doesn’t take it for granted anymore because she’s come to see that routine through the eyes of others,…

  • 2019 Winners Announced!

    The 2019 Texas Mental Health Awareness Creative Arts Contest brought in a record number of entries—a total of 773! It was very tough to judge (matter of fact, we’re planning to start an Instagram page to show off more artwork), but below are this year’s winners. Thank you all for participating, and we look forward to seeing…

  • 2019 Public Gallery Dates

    See this year’s visual art winners on display at the locations listed below. Texas State Capitol: Mental Health Matters Public ExhibitApril 29–May 59:00am–8:00pm Texas State CapitolGround Floor Rotunda1100 Congress AveAustin, TX 78701 Map It WEST Studio Tour (AMR – Mental Health Matters)May 11–12 & May 18–1911:00am–6:00pm Manchaca Road Branch, Austin Public Library5500 Manchaca RdAustin, TX 78745Map It Mental Health…

  • Texas mental health art contest announces academic scholarship

    AUSTIN, Texas — One talented Texas student will receive an academic scholarship for participating in the state’s Mental Health Awareness Creative Arts Contest. The University of Texas at Austin, Texas System of Care and the Texas Health and Human Services Commission announced The Quell Foundation Writing Scholarship, which will be available to the category winner…

  • Art contest to promote mental health awareness among Texans

    AUSTIN, Texas — One in five children and adults in the United States struggle with mental health, but mental illness is still stigmatized and not discussed as openly as physical illnesses. To fight mental health stigma, The University of Texas at Austin, Texas System of Care and the Texas Health and Human Services Commission are…

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