By Tracy Rose, Healthline.com
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1 in 10 Americans suffers from depression. Many individuals with chronic illness or disabilities also battle depression, although the matter often receives less attention than physical health concerns. Media attention to mental health issues and the availability of mental health services and information has improved dramatically in recent years, but there is still much to be done to help fight and treat depression and other mental health conditions in America and abroad.
Luckily, Healthline has a new goal: help raise awareness of depression and other mental health issues. They are doing so by engaging the public in interactive health education and promotion through their website and – now teaming up with Pinterest – through social media. Even better? They want to pay you to get involved with promoting positive mental health.
Until July 15th, any visitor to Healthline’s Pinterest photo contest for “What Happiness Looks Like to You” can submit an original photo for a chance to win a $100 Visa gift card. Some of Healthline’s previous initiatives to promote better health included a donation of $1 to the non-profit organization To Write Love on Her Arms for each “Like” the contest got on Facebook (up to $15,000), as well as matched donations for organizations like the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America.
Help Healthline raise awareness about the importance of mental health treatment and spread the word. Submit an entry to the Pinterest contest and encourage your friends to do so as well. Together with Healthline, you can erase the stigma of mental illness and encourage others to search their world for “what happiness looks like” to them.
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To learn more about the photo contest and enter for a chance to win a $100 Visa gift card, visit www.healthline.com/health/depression/pinterest-contest.