Mental Health Matters - Video Contest Winners



1st place
Oliver Trask

12th grade - Plymouth North High School





2nd place
Sarah Trottier

10th grade

Peabody Veterans Memorial High School

"I feel like it is very important for people to not only be physically healthy at this time, but also to have a healthy mindset. Some things that really help me get by is talking to my friends and family and trying not to get bombarded with all of the sad and scary news. It's great to know that you're not alone during a huge event like this where you might end up feeling like just a statistic. Making the video was a lot of fun, and even though it's on a scary topic, it is very important to be able to talk and learn about it. Thanks for this opportunity!.” 





3rd place
Maliyah Flores

11th grade

Everett High School

"Mental health is one of my top priorities so helping others with theirs mental health keeps me happy.” 




 Honorable Mentions



Hamza Rifiki 

8th grade

McAuliffe Regional Charter Middle School

"My video was to inform people on how to stay positive during the COVID-19 crisis. I hope my video made an impact on someone somewhere and more in the future. Mental Health is a big issue in our cities, towns, countries, states and in the world and we need to address it by the experts in different fields and tackle it at every level.” 




Marc Alenn Jean Mary 

12th grade

Medford High School 

"I think that it has been quite difficult for many people to endure these past couple months and remain positive, that is why it is so important to promote taking care of our mental health.” 




Samaga Pookharel  

10th grade

Everett High School

"The contest was really fun! It made me realize just how many things there are to do simply at home to help our mental health. I often tend to find myself neglecting my mental health so making the video on it was definitely a teaching experience. :)” 





6th grade - Medowbrook

"As a young filmmaker, it feels really amazing for my work to get recognized, especially considering it's about mental health.” 





Madeline Morris

8th grade - Andrews Middle School 

"Always remember that mental health is just as important as physical health.” 




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