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break your silence

creative Arts Contest

Why does mental health matter?

Mental Health is important at every stage of life, affecting the way we think, feel, and act. Taking care of our mental health is important to our well being.

Why does mental health matter to you?

Before you can help others, you have to take care of yourself first. In light of recent troubling events, The Phillip H. Wang Memorial Foundation would like to say that we fully support #BlackLivesMatter. To align this to our mission, we have donated to the National Association of Black Journalists and the Black Mental Health Alliance and encourage you to take action too. We stand with George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and the countless lives that have suffered from the systemic racism deeply entrenched in our country. The COVID-19 pandemic that has taken ahold of our lives has further exposed the undeniable effect of inequities as we saw mortality rates for communities of color soar.


 All of the current events, coupled with navigating this on-going pandemic, may lead us to feel and experience emotions like never before. Hurt. Anger. Sadness. Frustration. Helplessness. Weariness. Fear. Anxiety. Depression. Whatever you are feeling, we would like to encourage you to transform your emotions into an artistic avenue to share with the world.

entry categories


Drawing, Paintings Ceramics etc.


Poetry or Prose in written or audio form


Original photo that expresses your mind


Any other creative outlets.


Three submissions will be chosen to receive the first place prize of $100, and three submissions will be chosen to receive the second place prize of $50. We hope this money can be put towards your self-care efforts.

ABOUT the foundation

The Phillip H. Wang Memorial Foundation is a non-profit foundation supporting individuals recovering from mental illness and substance use disorders. 

We are dedicated to supporting students and families across campuses. Through a focus on students, the Phillip H. Wang Memorial Foundation hopes to create lasting change in the way mental health and substance use disorders is talked about and in the way support is given on campuses.

For resources, please visit this link.

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