Attitudes In Reverse® Seeks Design Concepts to Help Communicate the Importance of Receiving Mental Health Care and Preventing Suicide

Attitudes In Reverse® (AIR) is pleased to announce its 13th Annual T-Shirt Design Concept Contest and is eager to receive students’ creative ideas for communicating the importance of seeking help for mental health disorders. AIR is a Princeton, NJ based nonprofit organization dedicated to educating youth and adults about mental health, related disorders and suicide prevention. Students are the main target audience because 50 percent of mental health disorders develop by the age of 14 and two-thirds of disorders develop by the age of 25. AIR aims to eliminate stigma, fear and embarrassment about mental health disorders so that individuals who experience symptoms can recognize them and be comfortable seeking help to prevent the disorders from interfering with their lives. While these goals have always been critical, they are even more important now as the coronavirus pandemic has led to significant increases in depression, anxiety and risk of suicide, particularly among youth.

Entries into AIR’s Annual T-Shirt Design Concept Contest are due April 30, 2021. The entry form is available online. All contestants will be recognized during the 10th Annual Miki & Friends Open AIR event, which will be held on May 22nd from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at West Windsor Community Park. Prizes will be an iPad for first place and a $50 gift card for second place. The designs inspired by the winning concepts will be printed on T-shirts that contestants and volunteers will receive and will also be available to event attendees who donate $50 or more.

For more information about the annual event, including sponsorship and exhibiting opportunities, and AIR’s educational programs, please see the Programs tab on www.air.ngo.