Calling on medical student creativity to get involved with the promotion of mental health and well-being at the Delaware Valley area medical schools!
Elephant in the room: A situation that is very obvious but not discussed or addressed.
We are looking for medical students in the Delaware Valley to create, vote on, and select a poster that uses the theme of “the elephant in the room” to raise awareness about the need to care for one’s mental wellness, and remind fellow medical students that it is ok to seek help.
The hope is that this campaign will serve to both recognize and diminish the stigma associated with seeking help.
The designers of the winning poster will receive recognition at an all Delaware Valley medical school event on November 1st at The College of Physicians of Philadelphia, and will receive a prize. The winning poster will be displayed in all of the Delaware Valley medical schools.
Want more information?
Visit http://collegeofphysicians.org/dvmswc to see full contest information. All submissions are due by October 13, 2017.
Please contact Dianne Butera at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. Thank you!
The Collaborative strives to:
- educate students about mental health and available resources
- reduce stigma associated with help-seeking and mental illness
- provide cross-campus social opportunities and social support in an effort to enhance connection, a sense of community, and overall wellbeing
- inspire, empower, as well as - to be a model to - students in developing healthy life choices and resiliency that will serve them during medical school and beyond