Nominations are no longer being accepted for the 2016 Voice Awards.
Family members who, with their loved ones, have championed recovery and addressed mental illness and/or substance use disorders in their community were eligible for the 2016 Voice Awards.
Specifically, the awards program sought to recognize individuals who have:
- Personally demonstrated that recovery is real and possible
- Led efforts to reduce the discrimination and misperceptions associated with mental health and substance use disorders
- Made a positive impact on communities, workplaces, or schools
- Promoted meaningful family involvement as an essential part of recovery
- Demonstrated that families are defined in many ways and that all are welcome
Nominations were open to anyone. Individuals could submit as many nominations as they wished, and self-nominations were welcome.
The Voice Awards program broadly defines “consumer/peer leader” as a person who has received or is receiving services for a mental and/or substance use disorder.