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 2008 Voice Awards program partners. Without their help the 2008 Voice Awards event would not have been possible.
everyminute.org is a grassroots campaign whose mission is to unite mental health advocates, professionals, and organizations into a single coalition creating a public forum to advance the need for and benefit of increased mental health research. The campaign supports this mission by providing information for support and advocacy issues at the local level, thereby building the capacity of partner organizations and creating a unified message of hope. everyminute.org strongly supports innovative research to transform the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental disorders, and pave the way for a cure.
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.
Alliance Healthcare Foundation
Alliance Healthcare Foundation (AHF) is the San Diego region’s only local, independent foundation that focuses exclusively on health and healthcare issues. AHF supports pioneering programs that address critical healthcare issues in San Diego and Imperial Counties through grant-making, advocacy and education. Formed 20 years ago, the Foundation was conceived as an innovative partnership of healthcare, business, labor and consumer advocates to improve access to care for the underserved in the region. This year, AHF will award nearly $2 million in grants to local San Diego region agencies. In alignment with AHF’s strategic priorities, funding will be awarded to programs that tangibly improve access to healthcare and health for the San Diego region’s underserved populations.
American Counseling Association
The American Counseling Association (ACA) is a not-for-profit, professional and educational organization that is dedicated to the growth and enhancement of the counseling profession and is the world’s largest association exclusively representing professional counselors in various practice settings. ACA helps counseling professionals develop their skills and expand their knowledge base by providing leadership training, publications, continuing education opportunities, and advocacy services to its members.
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.
The California Endowment
The California Endowment is a private, statewide health foundation established in 1996 with a mission to expand access to affordable, quality health care for underserved individuals and communities, and to promote fundamental improvements in the health status of all Californians. Since its inception, the foundation has awarded more than 8,400 grants totaling approximately $1.6 billion to organizations in California. The Endowment, as well as its Center for Healthy Communities, is headquartered in Los Angeles, CA, with regional offices in Sacramento, San Francisco, Fresno and San Diego.
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) is the leading consumer run national organization focusing on the most prevalent mental illnesses. The organization fosters an environment of understanding about the impact and management of these life-threatening illnesses by providing up-to-date, scientifically based tools and resources developed by consumers and written in language the general public can understand. Assisted by a Scientific Advisory Board, which is comprised of the leading researchers and clinicians in the field of mood disorders, DBSA has more than 1,000 peer-run support groups across the country. Nearly five million people request and receive information and assistance each year. DBSA’s mission is to improve the lives of people living with mood disorders.
Mental Health America
Mental Health America (MHA) is the country’s leading nonprofit dedicated to helping ALL people live mentally healthier lives. With more than 320 affiliates nationwide, MHA represents a growing movement of Americans who promote mental wellness for the health and well-being of the nation – everyday 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 (National Alliance on Mental Illness) is the nation’s largest grassroots organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by serious mental illness. NAMI has affiliates in every state and more than 1,100 local communities across the country, joined together to meet its mission through research, education, support, and advocacy.
NARSAD is the largest donor-supported organization in the world that supports research on serious mental illnesses, including depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, anxiety disorders and childhood mental disorders. NARSAD’s mission is to raise and distribute funding for the most promising psychiatric disease research in order to develop new preventative measures, better diagnoses and improved treatments for these conditions. NARSAD also believes in educating the public about the value of psychiatric research.
National Association of Social Workers
The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is the largest membership organization of professional social workers in the world. NASW works to enhance the professional growth and development of its members, create and maintain professional standards, and advance sound social policies.
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.
National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare
Every day, more than 1,400 member organizations of the National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare (NCCBH) reach out to nearly 6 million adults, children, and families with mental illnesses and addiction disorders to give them a chance to lead productive lives, while treating each and every one with dignity, respect, and cultural sensitivity. As a not-for-profit 501c(3) association, the National Council offers a critical safety net to our nation’s poorest and most vulnerable citizens. NCCBH supports its members’ work by advocating for policies that help the people they serve receive accessible, high-quality care. NCCBH envisions a nation where everyone has access to effective mental health and addictions treatment and the supports essential to live, work, learn, and participate fully in their communities.
No Kidding, Me Too!
No Kidding, Me Too! is a nonprofit organization whose purpose is to remove the stigma attached to mental illness through education and the breaking down of societal barriers. Through this enlightenment, No Kidding, Me Too! will teach those suffering from it, and their loved ones who are victims of it, to talk about it openly. Comprised of entertainment industry members united in an effort to educate Americans about the epidemic related to mental illness in all forms, the goal of No Kidding, Me Too! is to empower those with mental illness to admit their illness, seek treatment, and become even greater members of society.
RTI International is one of the world's leading research institutes, dedicated to improving the human condition by turning knowledge into practice. With projects in more than 40 countries and a staff of more than 2,800, RTI offers innovative research and technical solutions to governments and businesses worldwide in the areas of health and pharmaceuticals, education and training, surveys and statistics, advanced technology, international development, economic and social policy, energy and the environment, and laboratory and chemistry services.
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.