Many teenagers would say that high school is full of headaches. From finishing term papers to getting ready for the prom, adolescence is a stressful time. Although most actual headache pain is nothing to worry about, sometimes it can be a sign of serious health problems, like an aneurism.
That’s why the MetroHealth Department of Neurology made headaches the focus of its 2011 Teen Brain Health Video Contest. Area high schools were invited to submit a brief public service announcement to educate their peers on what causes headaches, how to prevent them, and when to get treated.
“Having a better understanding of what may be the cause of a headache will alleviate pain, suffering and unnecessary worry—but it may also save a life,” MetroHealth Neurology Chair Dr. Joseph Hanna said. “That is why we thought that this year students should focus their energy on headache and help other teens learn from them through social media.”
School teams were judged by a panel of staff members of the neurology, marketing communications and development departments for their effectiveness and creativity.
The contest and cash prizes were funded by MetroHealth employees. Each year, employees participate in the Wish Book, a special giving campaign in which they donate to MetroHealth programs and services of their choice.
Check out the MetroHealth 2011 Teen Brain Health Contest videos below: