The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA) Voice Awards program recognizes consumer/peer leaders and TV and film professionals who educate the public about the real experiences of people with behavioral health problems. Through their work and personal stories of resilience, both groups of leaders demonstrate that people can and do recover from mental health and substance use disorders and lead full and meaningful lives in their communities.
Consumer/peer leaders who have led efforts to promote the social inclusion of people with behavioral health problems; personally demonstrated that recovery is real and possible; and made a positive impact on his/her community, workplace, or school, were eligible for a 2013 Voice Award.
Similarly, TV or film productions released after April 15, 2012, which contained a positive behavioral health storyline, were eligible for a 2013 Voice Award.
NOMINATIONS ARE NO LONGER BEING ACCEPTED FOR THE 2013 VOICE AWARDS
Nominations were open to anyone and were free. There was no limit to the number of nominations an individual could submit, and self-nominations were welcome.
The 2013 Voice Awards ceremony is scheduled for August. Please check back later for event updates.