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DMH Sponsors ‘WE RISE’ Poetry Contest to Build Connection & Community Through Art

In observance of Mental Health Awareness Month this May, the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health (LACDMH) is sponsoring the WE RISE Poetry Contest, which is seeking creative, original poems that address mental health and wellbeing.

The entries will be judged on poetic merit by a panel of poets and peers. Awardees will be invited to a We Rise 2019 reception taking place in Downtown Los Angeles in May.

For more information about the WE Rise poetry contest, please view/download this flyer or email The submission deadline is May 1, 2019.

WE RISE is part of a campaign to transform our mental health care system using art and community building. For more information about WE RISE, visit http://WeRise.LA.

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