The Voice Awards program provides a unique opportunity to educate the general public about mental health and substance use disorders and change how they understand and accept people with behavioral health problems.
If you are interested in learning more about the program or becoming a partner for the Voice Awards, please contact the Voice Awards team at 202–248-5457 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is proud to acknowledge the invaluable assistance and support provided by all of the 2012 Voice Awards Program Partners. Without their help the 2012 Voice Awards event would not be possible.
American Counseling Association
The American Counseling Association (ACA) is a nonprofit, professional, and educational organization that is dedicated to the growth and enhancement of the counseling profession. ACA is the world's largest association exclusively representing professional counselors in various practice settings. With more than 50,000 members, ACA's mission is to enhance the quality of life in society by promoting the development of professional counselors, advancing the counseling profession, and using the profession and practice of counseling to promote respect for human dignity and diversity.
American Psychiatric Nurses Association
The American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA) is a professional organization with more than 8,000 members. To facilitate professional advancement, APNA provides quality continuing education for psychiatric mental health (PMH) nursing, a wealth of resources for established, emerging, and prospective PMH nurses, and a community of dynamic collaboration. APNA champions psychiatric mental health nursing and advocates for mental health care through the development of positions on key issues, the widespread dissemination of current knowledge and developments in PMH nursing, and collaboration with consumer groups to promote evidence-based advances in recovery-focused assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and evaluation of people with mental illness and/or substance use disorders.
American Psychological Association
The American Psychological Association (APA) in Washington, DC, is the largest scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States and is the world's largest association of psychologists. APA's membership includes more than 137,000 researchers, educators, clinicians, consultants, and students. Through its divisions in 54 subfields of psychology and affiliations with 60 State, territorial, and Canadian provincial associations, APA works to advance psychology as a science, a profession, and a means of promoting health, education, and human welfare.
Carter Center Mental Health Program
Under the leadership of former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, the Carter Center's Mental Health Program works to promote awareness about mental health issues, inform public policy, achieve equity for mental health care comparable to other health care, and reduce stigma and discrimination against those with mental illnesses. The program is known for acting as an honest broker between stakeholders, policymakers, and consumers of mental health services to support reform and improvement in the field.
Caucus for Producers, Writers & Directors
An Alliance of Television & New Media Content Creators
The Caucus for Producers, Writers & Directors (The Caucus) is the television industry's only coalition of the creative talents that bear primary responsibility for the origination of television programs. Founded in 1974, The Caucus protects and actively promotes the artistic, intellectual, and economic rights of producers, writers, and directors and provides a forum for the best and brightest creative talent in Hollywood to network together as the “creative conscience” of the television industry. The Caucus also supports new producers, writers, and directors through The Caucus Foundation Student Grants.
The Creative Coalition
The Creative Coalition is the premier nonprofit, nonpartisan, social and public advocacy organization of the arts entertainment industry. Founded in 1989 by prominent figures in the creative community, The Creative Coalition is dedicated to educating, mobilizing, and activating its members on issues of public importance, specifically in the areas of First Amendment rights, arts advocacy, public education, and anti-bullying. The Creative Coalition recently launched the Arts Corps, a volunteer brigade of high-profile artists and entertainment industry leaders who advocate for arts in education on the State and local levels. Actor Tim Daly serves as president of The Creative Coalition.
Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health
The Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health (DMH) is the largest county mental health department in the country, with 75 operating program sites and more than 100 co-located sites. DMH contracts with approximately 1,000 providers, including non-governmental agencies and individual practitioners, who provide a spectrum of mental health services to people of all ages to support hope, wellness, and recovery. DMH works with its stakeholders and community partners to provide clinically competent, culturally sensitive, and linguistically appropriate mental health services to its clients in the least restrictive manner possible.
Mental Health America
Mental Health America (MHA) is the country's leading nonprofit dedicated to addressing the full spectrum of mental and substance use conditions and their effects nationwide. It works to inform, advocate, and enable access to quality behavioral health services for all Americans by promoting mental health, preventing mental disorders, and achieving victory over mental illness through advocacy, education, and research. With over a century of service and more than 240 affiliates nationwide, MHA represents a growing movement of Americans who promote mental wellness for the health and well-being of the nation—every day and in times of crisis.
Mental Health Media Partnership
Working with the entertainment industry to promote accuracy and understanding of mental health issues, the Mental Health Media Partnership (MHMP) has partnered with several entertainment organizations and film companies to co-host special screenings and panel discussions of mental health-related productions. MHMP also serves as a consultant in the area of mental health for screenwriters, television programs, and film productions.
National Alliance on Mental Illness
NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI advocates for access to services, treatment, supports, and research and is steadfast in its commitment to raising awareness and building a community of hope for all of those in need.
National Association of County Behavioral Health and Developmental Disability Directors
The National Association of County Behavioral Health and Developmental Disability Directors (NACBHDD) is the only national voice for county and local behavioral health and developmental disability authorities. Through education, policy analysis, and advocacy, NACBHDD brings the unique perspective of its members to Congress and the Executive Branch. It promotes national policies that recognize and support the critical role counties play in caring for people affected by mental illness, addiction, and developmental disabilities. NACBHDD is also an active partner in efforts to improve access to funding for public agencies that serve the most vulnerable in communities, while advocating for quality in behavioral health and developmental disability services.
National Association of Social Workers
The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is the largest membership organization of professional social workers in the world. Founded in 1955, NASW works to enhance the professional growth and development of its members, create and maintain professional standards for the field, and advance sound social policies. The NASW Foundation is a 501© (3) organization created to support the Association's educational and charitable initiatives serving the profession, the practitioner, and the public. The Foundation's mission is to enhance the well-being of individuals, families, and communities through the advancement of social work policy and practice.
National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors
The National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD) is a private nonprofit that represents the $36.7 billion public mental health system serving 6.8 million people annually in all 50 States, 4 territories, and DC. NASMHPD perceives mental health as essential to overall health and advocates for services that are recovery-oriented, person- and family-centered, and trauma-informed, in order for people with serious mental illnesses to live long and healthy lives.
National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare
The National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare (National Council) is the unifying voice of America's behavioral health organizations. Together with its 1,950 member organizations, the National Council serves the nation's most vulnerable citizens—more than 6 million adults and children with mental illnesses and addiction disorders. The National Council is committed to providing comprehensive, high-quality care that affords every opportunity for recovery and inclusion in all aspects of community life. The National Council advocates for policies that ensure that people who are ill can access comprehensive health care services, and offers state-of-the-science education and practice improvement resources so that services are efficient and effective.
Producers Guild of America
The Producers Guild of America (PGA) is the nonprofit trade group that represents, protects, and promotes the interests of all members of the producing team in film, television, and new media. The PGA has over 5,000 members who work together to protect and improve their careers, the industry, and their community by providing employment and networking tools, facilitating members' health benefits, encouraging enforcement of workplace labor laws, and promoting fair and impartial standards for the awarding of producing credits, as well as other education and advocacy efforts. The PGA hosts important industry events including the annual Producers Guild Awards and the Produced By Conference.
Project Return Peer Support Network
Project Return Peer Support Network (PRPSN) is one of Los Angeles County's premiere nonprofit organizations run by and for people with mental illnesses. As its core purpose, PRPSN demonstrates that self-help is a valuable part of recovery from mental illness. It promotes wellness, personal growth, and self-determination for people who have experienced mental illness by providing social opportunities, education, and community involvement. PRPSN offers peer-to-peer support to help individuals reach their personal goals, such as living independently, going to school, getting a job, having friends, and enjoying life in the community.
RTI International is one of the world's leading research institutes and is dedicated to improving the human condition by turning knowledge into practice. RTI's staff of more than 2,800 provides research and technical services to governments and businesses in more than 40 countries in the areas of health and pharmaceuticals, education and training, surveys and statistics, advanced technology, international development, economic and social policy, energy, environment, laboratory testing, and chemical analysis.
Talk Therapy TV
Talk Therapy Television, Inc. (Talk Therapy TV), is a private, nonprofit organization that produces and broadcasts weekly television programming dedicated to promoting behavioral health awareness, treatment, and recovery. Additionally, Talk Therapy TV promotes creative and innovative ideas that generate public dialogue and discussion and reduce the stigma associated with these disorders.
Writers Guild of America, West
The Writers Guild of America, West is a labor union representing writers of motion pictures, television, radio, and Internet programming, including news and documentaries. Founded in 1933, the Guild negotiates and administers contracts that protect the creative and economic rights of its members. It is involved in a wide range of programs that advance the interests of writers and is active in public policy and legislative matters on the local, national, and international levels.