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Nominate now for the 2018 Voice Awards!

2018 Voice Awards Nominations

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Voice Awards program honors people in recovery and their family members who are improving the lives of people with mental illnesses and substance use disorders in communities across the country. The awards program also recognizes television and film productions that educate the public about behavioral health and showcase that recovery is real and possible through treatment and recovery supports.

In 2018, the Voice Awards will pay special attention to individuals and entertainment productions that are raising awareness about serious mental illness and opioid use disorders.

All nominations are due by Friday, March 16.

Nominations are open to anyone. There is no limit to the number of nominations an individual can submit, and self-nominations are welcome.

Nominate Consumer/Peer/Family Leaders

Do you know of a consumer, peer, or family leader who is educating the public about mental illnesses and/or substance use disorders? Nominate him/her now for a 2018 Voice Award.

NOTE: Only individuals who live and work in the United States are eligible for recognition.

The Voice Awards program defines "consumer/peer leader" as a person who has received or is receiving services for a mental illness and/or substance use disorder. It defines "family leader" as a family member who, with his/her loved ones, has championed recovery and addressed behavioral health in their community.

Nominate Television and Film Productions

Do you know of a television show or film that features a dignified, respectful, and accurate portrayal of people with mental illnesses and/or substance use disorders? Nominate it now for a 2018 Voice Award.

Eligible productions must have aired in a public setting after April 15, 2017.

NOTE: Only productions that have been distributed in the United States are eligible for recognition.

Last Updated: 01/12/2018