Get your spangles on. SAMHSA’s goin’ to Hollywood…
August 03, 2012
Join SAMHSA and its Voice Awards program partners on August 22, 2012 to honor consumer/peer leaders in recovery from mental health and/or substance use disorders, as well as television and film professionals, for their efforts to educate the public about the real experiences of people with behavioral health problems. The program will celebrate Voice Award-winning individuals, community leaders, and productions that include “Take Shelter” (Sony); “Castle” (ABC); “Glee” (FOX); “Homeland” (Showtime); “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (NBC); “Necessary Roughness” (USA); and “Parenthood” (NBC).
The Voice Awards honor consumer/peer leaders who share their stories of recovery and work to promote the social inclusion of people with mental health and/or substance use disorders throughout the Nation. The event also recognizes entertainment programming that promotes dignified, respectful, and accurate portrayals of people with behavioral health problems. This year, SAMHSA is spotlighting the strength and perseverance of athletes who face unique challenges in managing mental health and/or substance use disorders while continuing to train, compete, and remain in the public eye.