Know someone struggling with their mental health? Now is the time to help.

The Elevate competition will be holding a kick-off event on Feb. 28 at 6:30 p.m. in The Crossroads to present the competition to students.

The competition is an opportunity for students to share their ideas on mental health and put them in action.

“Students will be able to help push to raise awareness on how we deal with mental issues and bring students together to get an idea of solutions to help prevent and be more aware of mental health,” said Dylan French, Elevate event director and a senior studying communication.

French said students unanimously chose the topic of mental health. The directors polled students to find the most important issues to discuss, and results showed about 78 percent of respondents felt mental health is an important topic.

The kick-off event will be held for students to learn more about the issue, build their teams, socialize and eat pizza.

“Teams of at least three students are needed with differing majors,” French said.

Students will work on a case study, and two weeks later they will present it in front of faculty judges. Projects will receive feedback from judges and the top five teams will win prizes like T-shirts or gift cards.

“The winning team will have a chance to have the plans they made about mental health be put into action,” French said.

This is the first official Elevate competition held at BYU-Idaho.