Join SAMHSA and its Voice Awards program partners on September 25 to honor consumer/peer leaders in recovery from mental and/or substance use disorders, as well as television and film professionals, for their collective efforts to educate the public about the real experiences of people with behavioral health problems.
Attendees will have the opportunity to engage in a dynamic conversation with the entertainment industry about important behavioral health issues and celebrate Voice Award-winning community leaders and productions that includeSilver Linings Playbook (The Weinstein Company); The Perks of Being a Wallflower (Summit Entertainment); “Elementary” (CBS); “NCIS” (CBS); “The Newsroom” (HBO); “Call Me Crazy” (Lifetime); “Homeland” (Showtime); and “Perception” (TNT).
2013 VOICE AWARDS Wednesday, September 25, at Paramount Studios 5555 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, CA
The Voice Awards recognize consumer/peer leaders who share their personal stories of recovery and work to reduce the discrimination and misperceptions associated with people with mental and/or substance use disorders throughout the nation. The program also recognizes the writers and producers of entertainment programming that features dignified, respectful, and accurate portrayals of people with behavioral health problems.
This year, SAMHSA is focusing on the significant impact that individuals and communities can have when they support and give a voice to people with mental and/or substance use disorders by educating others about behavioral health and motivating them to create change in their communities.