Friday, 2 June 2023 – The Association of Elderly Rights & Mental Health is extending the deadline of its fourth ‘Silent Scream’ Letter Competition.
The annual competition aims to raise awareness of the problems and needs of elderly people, and patients with mental health conditions; to increase their visibility in the community and to promote their rights.
The Association extended the deadline for the contest, from 30 May 2023, to 30 June 2023. Sponsored by Albank Ltd. and Asbank Ltd., cash prizes of 5,000TL, 4,000TL and 3,000TL will be awarded to the top three winners.
Participants are invited to write a letter about their experiences – or close friend/family member – relating to mental illness and/or elderly life.
People with mental health issues or their relatives/carers will be able can share their life stories, the difficulties they encounter in society, and the invisible obstacles.
Also, elderly people who have been a victim of abuse or neglect, or close friend/family members of elderly who have witnessed elderly abuse/neglect, and people taking care of their elderly in the most difficult conditions, can share their experiences in the form of a letter.
Privacy of entrants will be protected and entrants can use a pseudonym. No participant’s letter, including the winning letters, will be shared with anyone without written and verbal consent from the entrant.
Letters must be at least 250 words long, contain their name – or pseudonym – and contact number and be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Privacy of entrants will be protected. No participant’s letter, including the winning letters, will be shared with anyone without written and verbal consent from the entrant. Those wanting more information can call: 0548-855 4065 / 0533-8649955 / 0542-8883010.
Full competition details are available on the Association website: www.elderlyrightsandmentalhealth.org