Children’s Mental Health in the News

18 01 2016
6-8 Entry 2

6th-8th Grade 3rd Place

Gannett Wisconsin Media is hosting some eye-opening, multi-month long coverage on the topic of children’s mental health. This coverage is intended to raise awareness of this important issue, and will culminate in an event in Madison just before the Children’s Mental Health Awareness Coalition event, on May 5, 2016. Stay tuned to the link above for continuing coverage, and come to a town meeting to discuss children’s mental health issues locally.

Youth from preschool to high school, don’t forget to enter our 2016 youth poster contest on the topic of My Feelings Matter. You will notice past contest winners’ artwork featured in several of the above articles. Art is a great way for children and young adults to express their emotions and to start appropriate discussions surrounding the topic of mental health. Access our contest entry forms here.


Announcing the 2015 Contest Winners!

19 04 2015

THANK YOU to all who took the time to vote on the talented entries we received for this year’s contest, and THANK YOU to all of our amazing participants. The competition was extremely close this year, and even if you didn’t win this time around, we strongly encourage you to enter in years to come. Below are the first, second, and third place winners selected by YOU, the voters, in each age category. Winners and interested community members are invited to a Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day event celebrating the winning artists, on May 7, from 1 PM to 2 PM at Overture Center for the Arts in Madison. Winning art will be displayed, local youth will provide dance and music performances, and a proclamation recognizing Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day will be presented.

(*Contest Winners: You should have already been contacted regarding your placement in the contest. If you were not reached directly and have further questions, please write to us via the blog to let us know, so that we can contact you with any further information you might need. Rest assured that you will not be disqualified if you do not get back to us right away. The winners we have chosen will not change).

Without further ado, here are our 2015 “My Feelings Matter” poster contest winners! Congratulations to all!


First Place: Reese Moravits

Pre-K_1st Place

Second Place: Samuel Raymond

Pre-K_2nd Place

Third Place: Ellie Burnet

Pre-K_3rd Place


First Place: Cana Raymond

K-2_1st Place

Second Place: Ayda Klein

K-2_2nd Place

Third Place: Damian Guzman

K-2_3rd Place

3- 5th Grade

First Place: Emma Meydam

3-5_1st Place

Second Place: Alison Haag

3-5_2nd Place

Third Place: Leela Schuch

3-5_3rd Place

6-8th Grade

First Place: Anja Raymond

6-8_1st Place

Second Place: Trinity Raymond

6-8_2nd Place

Third Place: Zoe Botes

6-8_3rd Place

High School

First Place: Karly Kolehouse
High School_1st Place

Second Place: Antonia Beranek
High School_2nd Place

Third Place: Alyssa Krause

High School_3rd Place

Thanks again to the Wisconsin youth who submitted a poster for sharing your artistic talents and thoughtful insight into why “My Feelings Matter.” We hope that all who entered the contest used the opportunity to discuss or explore their emotions and how to deal with them in a safe and productive way. As a reminder we offer our FREE Wisconsin Knows Children’s Mental Health Matters Toolkit to help guide discussions about emotions and dealing with them in a healthy manner. If you did enter the contest this year, whether you placed or not, we would love to hear about how you used this activity as a platform to delve into your emotional health, or that of your child/student. Please make sure if you share anything of a personal nature about a student, or a child that you are not the legal guardian to, that you maintain their anonymity. Meanwhile, stay tuned for details from the May 7 Children’s Mental Health Awareness event. We are already looking forward to next year’s entries!