Together Empowering Asian Minds (TEAM) is a peer-led coalition formed to address the urgent and unique challenges faced by any Asian American with mental health issues, most especially Asian American women. To help raise awareness about this important issue, they are holding an Open Call for videos.
Participants can submit one original video between 30 seconds and 6 minutes in length in each of the following three categories:
- Video Essay: What are some of the challenges the AAPI community faces in addressing mental health issues? How can we as a group challenge these cultural forces and de-stigmatize talking about and seeking treatment for mental health issues?
- Personal Story: Have you or someone you know faced mental health challenges? What is your experience with mental health issues? Has your cultural background affected the way you handle it? Share your story with others to know that they are not alone.
- Public Service Announcement (PSA): Create a call to action video. Ask others to join the campaign. Help raise awareness about the mental health challenges faced by the AAPI population by creating a Public Service Announcement video. Encourage others to speak up and seek help. Let them know there’s no shame in seeking help and that there are resources available to help them.
The video should be between 30 seconds and 6 minutes in length. The theme of the videos should align with TEAM’s mission and incorporate the tagline: “Speak. Share. Support.” The end slate must contain TEAM’s website URL: teamasianminds.org.
Entry is free and open to any individuals 18 years of age and older who lives in the United States. The Open Call will start on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at 6:00 PM ET and end on February, February 3, 2017, 11:59 PM ET.