The spirit of the Voice Awards is first and foremost to be dignified, accurate, and respectful. While people with mental health and/or substance use disorders face a variety of challenges, they also have a range of talents that make our communities stronger. The Voice Awards celebrates this by honoring those who use their extremely visible, influential and powerful platform — television and film — to make sure this reality reaches the public.
For serious consideration by the Voice Awards judges, productions nominated in the television and film category should portray:
If you’re still not sure whether a production you’re considering nominating will pass the test, ask yourself if they embody an aspect, or aspects, of SAMHSA’s tagline:
Behavioral Health is Essential to Health. Prevention Works. People Recover. Treatment is Effective.