Mental Health America Media Awards Recognize Outstanding Journalism
Deadline for Submissions is March 31, 2007
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (January 24, 2007)—Each June at its Annual Meeting, Mental Health America (formerly the National Mental Health Association) recognizes excellence in reporting and portrayals of mental health issues from the previous year. Mental Health America encourages media professionals and student journalists to submit national, state, local and student news and feature stories in print, online and broadcast media. Details, entry forms and a full list of 2006 winners are available at www.mentalhealthamerica.net/go/media-awards. The deadline for submissions is March 31, 2007.
Entries are judged by a committee of peers selected by Mental Health America for their knowledge of mental health issues, demonstrated excellence in reporting and editorial experience. Members of last year’s awards judging committee represent reputable media outlets such as Nation’s Health, Congressional Quarterly, Voice of America and United Press International.
2006 award winners included Kim Holt of WSOC-TV in Charlotte, North Carolina for her piece “Charlotte’s Hidden Crisis,” Houston Press reporter Todd Spivak for “Against All Odds,” Peg Tyre of Newsweek for “Fighting Anorexia: No One To Blame” and Los Angeles Times columnist Steve Lopez for the ongoing series “Points West.”
Mental Health America will notify winners by the first week in May and will honor those winners at the Media Awards luncheon on Friday, June 8, 2007, during the Mental Health America 2007 Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. For questions or additional information, contact email@example.com.
Mental Health America is the country’s leading nonprofit dedicated to helping ALL people live mentally healthier lives. With our more than 320 affiliates nationwide, we represent a growing movement of Americans who promote mental wellness for the health and well-being of the nation – everyday and in times of crisis.