Help recognize consumer/peer leaders and television and film professionals who educate the public about behavioral health. Their work and personal stories of resilience demonstrate that people with mental and/or substance use disorders can and do recover and lead meaningful lives.
If you know of a consumer/peer leader who has made outstanding contributions in all of the following areas, please nominate that person for a 2014 Voice Award.
• Personally demonstrated that recovery is real and possible.
• Led efforts to reduce the discrimination and misperceptions associated with behavioral health problems.
• Made a positive impact on communities, workplaces, or schools.
Similarly, if you know of a television or film production that aired in a public setting after April 15, 2013, which contains a positive behavioral health story line, please nominate it for a 2014 Voice Award.
All nominations are due by Friday, April 18.
The 2014 theme is the behavioral health of young adults and their experiences in dealing with mental and/or substance use disorders. Special consideration will be given to young adults, as well as consumer/peer leaders who educate about the needs of young adults to seek services and supports that enable recovery. Special consideration will also be given to television and film productions that accurately and respectfully portray the behavioral health experiences of young adults and their journeys of recovery.
Nominations are open to anyone. There is no limit to the number of nominations an individual can submit, and self-nominations are welcome.
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