The Voice Awards program provides a unique opportunity to partner with SAMHSA and be at the forefront of a movement that gives a voice to people with mental health problems.
SAMHSA is proud to acknowledge the invaluable assistance and support provided by all of the 2005 Voice Awards program partners. Without their help the 2005 Voice Awards event would not have been possible.
The Advertising Council
The Advertising Council, or the Ad Council, is a private, non-profit organization that marshals talent from the advertising and communications industries, the facilities of the media, and the resources of the business and non-profit communities to produce, distribute and promote public service campaigns on behalf of non-profit organizations and government agencies in issue areas such as improving the quality of life for children, preventive health, education, community well-being, environmental preservation and strengthening families.
American Psychiatric Foundation
The American Psychiatric Foundation (APF) is a charitable and educational subsidiary of the American Psychiatric Association. APF is dedicated to improving the lives of patients, families, and the community by supporting education, advocacy, and research to advance the understanding that mental illnesses are real and can be effectively treated.
American Psychological Association
The American Psychological Association (APA) is a scientific and professional organization that represents psychology in the United States. APA is the largest association of psychologists worldwide. The objective of APA is to advance psychology as a science, a profession and as a means of promoting health, education, and human welfare.
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.
National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors
The National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD) is a private, non-profit that represents the $31 billion public mental health system serving 6.3 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.