THE 14TH ANNUAL SHORTY AWARDS

The Shorty Awards honor the best of social media and digital. View this season's finalists!

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Best in Mental Health

This award honors a program, project or initiative related to the promotion of emotional, psychological and social well-being. Objectives may include education and resources, fighting against stigma, advocacy initiatives.

See previous winners and honorees here. The Shorty Impact Awards were formerly known as Shorty Social Good Awards.
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#OnMyMind
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted how much turmoil in the outside world can affect the world in…
#WeSeeYou
COVID-19 has triggered an unprecedented global mental health crisis, and maternal mental health is …
Art of Healing
The Currier Museum’s Art and Wellness programs serve a diverse array of communities in need in Manc…
Beacon Media+Marketing
Ellie Mental Health started as a Minnesota based Mental Health Clinic in 2015. Ellie was founded on…
Breaking the silence on suicide
Our Better World (OBW) is the digital storytelling initiative of the Singapore International Founda…
Creating Virtual Safe Spaces for People Affected by HIV: Providing stigma-free mental health care
In the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, as in much of the world, people who inject drugs…
Expanding Access, Awareness, and Advocacy for Youth Mental Health Support
Youth mental health challenges were already on the rise before the pandemic. However, isolation res…
It's (Not) All In Your Head
The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services reports that 1 in 4 adolescents suffer from mental h…
MTV's Following: Bretman Rock
During season two of "MTV’s Following: Bretman Rock," Bretman and his loved ones show viewers the u…
Marketing Communication Consultant
Faith leaders play an important role in the wellbeing of many lives. They offer encouragement, insi…
Mental Health Youth Action Forum
More than 18 months into COVID-19 and amidst an unprecedented youth mental health crisis, MTV Enter…
Mind Your Wellness: Self-care with intention
According to the World Health Organization, the global prevalence of anxiety and depression increas…
Quitters: Real People Overcome Nicotine Addiction
Youth vaping continues to be a pervasive epidemic, with 1 in 9 high schoolers reporting vaping in 2…
Selena Gomez & FLOTUS Champion Mental Health Activists
During Mental Health Awareness Month in May 2022, MTV Entertainment Group, along with 18 leading me…
Smithsonian Channel's Story of a Portrait
Story of A Portrait illuminates the importance of mental health through art and personal storytelli…
Teenage Therapy
Founded when Gael Aitor and his friends were just 15-years-old, Teenager Therapy was created to giv…
TikTok artist illustrates schizophrenic hallucinations, offers rare insight into disorder
This story gives visibility into the mind of a highly stigmatized mental illness – Schizophrenia. T…
WB's "The Fallout" : Space for Mental Health
In the film The Fallout, bolstered by new friendships forged under sudden and tragic circumstances,…
Wattpad x Maybelline #BraveTogether 2022
Wattpad and Maybelline New York teamed up for the second year in a row to help smash the stigma aro…
Your Words Matter from Rare Impact by Rare Beauty
For Mental Health Awareness Month, Rare Beauty partnered with Mental Health First Aid to launch Rar…