Now Accepting Nominations for the 2017 SAMHSA Voice Awards Focused on America's Military and Veterans
SAMHSA's Voice Awards honor people in recovery and their family members who are community champions seeking to improve the lives of people with mental illnesses and addictions. The Voice Awards also recognize television and film productions that educate the public about behavioral health and showcase that recovery is real and possible.
The 2017 SAMHSA Voice Awards is putting the spotlight on individuals and entertainment productions that provide hope and support to those past and present service members who have faced mental health and addiction challenges.
Nominations within the following categories are due April 24, 2017.
Television and Film Productions
Eligible productions* should emphasize the positive journey of recovery from these conditions and must have aired in a public setting after April 15, 2016.
Special consideration will be given to television and film productions that portray personal stories of resilience and strength of America's service members, veterans, and their families.
*Only productions that have been distributed in the United States are eligible.
Consumer, Peer, and Family Leaders
This award recognizes individuals† who have:
- Personally demonstrated that recovery is real and possible
- Led efforts to reduce the negative public attitudes and misperceptions associated with mental illnesses and addictions
- Made a positive impact on communities, workplaces, or schools
- Promoted meaningful family involvement as an essential part of recovery
Special consideration will be given to consumer/peer/family leaders who are working to ensure that America's military and veteran communities have access to the mental health and substance use treatment and services they deserve.
†Only individuals who live and work in the United States are eligible.