Submission Guidelines

As part of National Wellness Week (September 15-21, 2014), Peerlink National Technical Assistance Center, the National Empowerment Center, and the other Consumer and Consumer Supporter Technical Assistance Centers—the National Mental Health Consumers' Self-Help Clearinghouse, NAMI Star Center, and the Family Cafe TA Center –invite you to submit a piece of original creative work expressing what wellness means in your lives and for your communities.


Your submissions will help raise public awareness about the importance of

embracing a wellness-based perspective, in mental health services as well as our communities at large.

Submissions are due August 29, 2014.

Submission guidelines:

- Selected works will be showcased on the web and at Alternatives 2014.

- Please email your original submissions to:


- or mail them to:

Peerlink National Technical Assistance Center

Attn: Wellness Works 2014

10150 SE Ankeny St. Suite 201-A

Portland, OR 97216


Submissions can include:

One poem (limit 3 pages)

One piece of visual art (attached as a .JPEG or .PDF file)

One song (attached as an .MP3 file)

One digital video (5 minutes or less; send YouTube/other hyperlink or .MP4 digitalvideo file)


Along with your submission, feel free to submit links to your personal/community websites and/or Twitter/YouTube/other social media pages.


PLEASE NOTE: Selected submissions will be posted on this website as well as part of an arts slide show at Alternatives 2014.





Call: 1-888-820-0138.

Peerlink National Technical

Assistance Center is made possible by grant funding from the Substance Abuse

and Mental Health Services Administration.

Grant # SM095599