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Voice Awards 2014 Call for Nominations. Nominate now for SAMHSA's 2014 Voice Awards. Consumer/Peer leader nominations due Friday, April 4. TV and film nominations due Friday, April 18.

Nominate Consumer/Peer Leaders

Join SAMHSA’s Voice Awards program to recognize consumer/peer leaders who use their stories of resilience to educate others about behavioral health and demonstrate that people with mental health and/or substance use disorders can and do recover and lead meaningful lives.

If you know of a consumer/peer leader who has made outstanding contributions in all of the following areas, please nominate that person for a 2014 Voice Award.

  • Personally demonstrated that recovery is real and possible;
  • Led efforts to reduce the discrimination and misperceptions associated with behavioral health problems; and
  • Made a positive impact on communities, workplaces, or schools.

In 2014, the theme of the awards program is the behavioral health of young adults and their experiences in dealing with mental health and/or substance use disorders. Special consideration therefore will be given to young adult and other consumer/peer leaders who educate the public about the needs of young adults and empower them to seek services and supports that enable recovery.


To submit a nomination, please download and complete the consumer/peer leader nomination form, and send it back to the Voice Awards team using the contact information below.

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

The Voice Awards program defines “consumer/peer leader” broadly as a person who has received or is receiving services for a mental health and/or substance use disorder.

ATTN: Voice Awards
2121 K Street, NW, Suite 650
Washington, DC 20037
Phone: 202–248–5457
Fax: 202–331–9420
Email: voiceawards@vancomm.com

For more information about the Voice Awards, please contact Ryan Parks at 202–248-5457, or voiceawards@vancomm.com.
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