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SAMHSA’s Award-Winning Newsletter
November/December 2008, Volume 16, Number 6 

Voice Awards: Nominations Open

You have until March 15, 2009, to enter film or television show nominations for the upcoming Voice Awards.

The awards honor writers and producers who incorporate respectful, accurate portrayals of people with mental illnesses into film and television productions. They also recognize mental health consumers who promote the social inclusion and recovery of people with mental health problems.

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To be eligible, a film or television show must have been released after October 1, 2007, and must present mental health problems in a dignified and accurate light. Entertainment industry nominations will remain open until March 15, 2009.

Nominations for mental health consumer community leaders can include those who have promoted social inclusion; demonstrated that recovery is real and possible; and made a positive impact on their workplaces, communities, or schools. Consumer nominations will remain open until May 15, 2009.

Past winners include the television shows “The Sopranos” and “House” and the film Reign Over Me.

For more information or to submit a nomination, visit www.voiceawards.samhsa.gov.



  Women, Addiction, & Recovery  
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Conference Coverage & Related Stories


  Returning Veterans  
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Women in the Military: Overcoming Challenges

From mental health issues to sexual harassment—what’s being done to help.

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Veterans & Major Depressive Episode: New Data

Last year, more than 300,000 veterans experienced MDEs.


  Suicide Prevention  
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New Media Increase Options

Virtual suicide prevention efforts are helping.

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Lifeline Answers One Millionth Call

Milestone for SAMHSA’s National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.


  Training Manuals  
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Detoxification

This Treatment Improvement Protocol training manual offers basics on successful detox.

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Medication-Assisted Treatment

This Treatment Improvement Protocol training manual discusses treatment for opioid addiction.


  Data on Youth  
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Inhalant Use & Depression

Some adolescents are three times as likely to start using inhalants—find out why.

Mental Health Settings: New Data

Do young people get mental health services at school more often than at specialty treatment centers?

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Out-of-Home Treatment

Effective treatment options for young people.


  Also in This Issue  
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2008 Science & Service Award Winners

For best practices, 29 organizations honored.

Grant Updates

Awards announced.

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Advisory Councils

Five new members for SAMHSA’s Advisory Councils.

Treatment Line Gets National Attention

Oprah promotes SAMHSA’s substance abuse treatment line as a resource.

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Voice Award Nominations

You have until March 2009 to cast your vote.

Primary Care Settings

Mental health may improve with treatment location.



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