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.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is proud to acknowledge the invaluable assistance and support provided by all of the 2011 Voice Awards Program Partners and Honorary Supporting Organizations. Without their help the 2011 Voice Awards event would not have been possible.
The Advertising Council
The Ad Council is a nonprofit organization with a rich history of marshalling volunteer talent from the advertising and media industries to deliver critical messages to the American public. Having produced literally thousands of public service advertising campaigns addressing the most pressing social issues of the day, the Ad Council has effected, and continues to effect, tremendous positive change by raising awareness, inspiring action, and saving lives.
American Academy of Physician Assistants
Founded in 1968, the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) is the national professional society for physician assistants. It represents a profession of over 75,000 clinically practicing PAs across all medical and surgical specialties in all 50 States, the District of Columbia, the majority of the U.S. territories, and within the uniformed services. AAPA advocates and educates on behalf of the profession and the patients PAs serve. AAPA works to ensure the professional growth, personal excellence, and recognition of physician assistants. It also works to enhance their ability to improve the quality, accessibility, and cost-effectiveness of patient-centered health care.
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 46,000 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 Foundation
The American Psychiatric Foundation (APF) is the philanthropic and educational arm of the American Psychiatric Association. With a mission to advance public understanding of mental illnesses, APF promotes awareness of mental illnesses, the effectiveness of treatment, the importance of early intervention and access to care, and the need for high quality services and treatment through a combination of grants, programs, research funding, and awards. With a patient and family-centered approach, APF’s work reaches businesses, schools, and community organizations that are committed to educating the public about mental illnesses.
American Psychiatric Nurses Association
The American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA) is your resource for psychiatric mental health nursing. A professional organization with 7,000 members, we are committed to the specialty practice of psychiatric mental health nursing, health and wellness promotion through identification of mental health issues, prevention of mental health problems, and the care and treatment of persons with psychiatric disorders. APNA was recently named as one of American Chronicle’s Top 10 Industry Associations in Nursing.
American Psychological Association
The American Psychological Association, in Washington, D.C., 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 154,000 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, as a profession, and as a means of promoting health, education, and human welfare.
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 the 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 (TCC) 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 educates and mobilizes leaders in the arts community on issues of public importance, specifically in the areas of First Amendment rights, arts advocacy, and public education. Actors Tim Daly and Dana Delany serve as co-presidents of The Creative Coalition.
Mental Health America
Mental Health America is the country’s leading nonprofit dedicated to promoting mental health, preventing mental disorders, and achieving victory over mental illness through advocacy, education, research. With over a century of service and our more than 300 affiliates nationwide, we represent 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
The Mental Health Media Partnership (MHMP) works with the entertainment industry to promote accuracy and understanding of mental health issues. MHMP has partnered with the Writers Guild of America to host educational events for TV and film writers; partnered with film production companies like Samuel Goldwyn Jr. Films and Focus Features to co-host special screenings and panel discussions; worked with Univision Network on the network’s Enteraté health initiative; and served as consultants in the area of mental health for several TV programs and films, including "ER," "Without a Trace," "Cold Case," "CSI: Miami," "Law & Order," "Boston Legal," "Desperate Housewives," "Medical Investigation," "24," and "Crossing Jordan," among many others.
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 our members to Congress and the Executive Branch. We promote 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 our 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, to create and maintain professional standards for the field, and to advance sound social policies. The NASW Foundation (NASWF) is a 501(c)(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 6.4 million people annually in all 50 states, 4 territories, and the District of Columbia. 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 our 1,950 member organizations, we serve our nation’s most vulnerable citizens—more than 6 million adults and children with mental illnesses and addiction disorders. We are 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. We also offer state-of-the-science education and practice improvement resources so that services are efficient and effective.
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 illness. 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, and laboratory testing and chemical analysis.
Talk Therapy TV
Talk Therapy Television, Inc. or Talk Therapy TV is a private, not-for-profit 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 (WGAW) 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.
After the Trauma
Coalition Addressing Trauma
National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health