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Voice Award Nominations Wanted

Help the Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) recognize individuals in the entertainment industry— and mental health consumers— who give a voice to people with mental illness.

Voice Awards logoThe Voice Awards honor writers and producers who incorporate dignified, respectful, and accurate portrayals of people with mental illnesses into film and television productions. They also honor consumers who contribute to social inclusion and recovery campaigns.
If you know of a film or television episode released between October 1, 2007 and March 15, 2009 that deserves an award, or a consumer who has demonstrated that recovery is possible and made a positive impact in their communities, please nominate them.

Nominations are free, open to anyone, and there is no limit to the number anyone can submit. Entertainment nominations remain open until March 15, 2009; consumer nominations have until May 15, 2009.

The awards ceremony will take place in October 2009 at Paramount Studios in Hollywood, California. For the mental health community, the awards are the equivalent of the Oscars. Red carpet and all.

For more information about the Voice Awards, please contact Ryan Parks at 202–331–4323, ext. 1041, or