On August 22, SAMHSA and its Voice Awards program partners honored consumer/peer leaders in recovery from mental health and/or substance use disorders, as well as television and film professionals, for their efforts to educate the public about the real experiences of people with behavioral health problems. We celebrated Voice Award-winning individuals, community leaders, and productions that included “Take Shelter” (Sony); “Castle” (ABC); “Glee” (FOX); “Homeland” (Showtime); “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (NBC); “Necessary Roughness” (USA); and “Parenthood” (NBC).
PRESS RELEASE: Read the 2012 event press release.
AWARD WINNERS: Learn more about the 2012 award winners.
EVENT PHOTOS: View photos from the 2012 event.
PROGRAM PARTNERS: Find out more about the 2012 program partners.
The Voice Awards honor consumer/peer leaders who share their stories of recovery and work to promote the social inclusion of people with mental health and/or substance use disorders throughout the Nation. The event also recognizes entertainment programming that promotes dignified, respectful, and accurate portrayals of people with behavioral health problems. This year, SAMHSA spotlighted the strength and perseverance of athletes who face unique challenges in managing mental health and/or substance use disorders while continuing to train, compete, and remain in the public eye.
Thank You to Our 2012 Program Partners