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NAMI Keystone Pennsylvania is now accepting essay submissions for our 2023 Youth Mental Health Leadership Award. The award recognizes the passion and courage of young leaders, ages 13-21, who are committed to fighting the stigma of mental health conditions, providing a safe community for peers to share their own mental health experiences, and empowering peers through education.

Winner receives a $500 scholarship

and commemorative award!

The award, along with all essays submitted, will be presented during NAMI Keystone PA’s Child, Adolescent, and Transition Age Youth Mental Health Conference, Pursuit of Perfection and the Impact on Youth Mental Health, on Friday, February 10, 2023, at the Westin Pittsburgh. The award recipient will be asked to give brief remarks during the event. If the recipient cannot make it in person, NKPA will record a video message. The submission deadline is Friday, Jan. 6, 2023.


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If you or someone you know is in immediate distress or is thinking about hurting themselves, call or text the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline at 988 or chat at 988lifeline.org.


About NAMI Keystone Pennsylvania
NAMI Keystone Pennsylvania is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of children, adolescents, adults, and families affected by mental illness through recovery-focused support, education, and advocacy. Located in Pittsburgh, NAMI Keystone Pennsylvania is the state organization in Pennsylvania for the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization. 

105 Braunlich Drive Suite 200 | Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15237
Phone: 412-366-3788 | HelpLine: 1-888-264-7972 | 

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