Voice Awards

Join SAMHSA and its VOICE Awards program partners at UCLA on August 13th to honor consumer/peer leaders and television and film professionals whose work and personal stories of resilience are educating the public about health.


The Voice Awards program honors consumer/peer leaders in recovery from mental health issues and/or substance use issues who have played a vital role in raising awareness and understanding of health challenges. The awards also recognize television and film writers and producers who have given a voice to people with health issues by incorporating dignified, respectful, and accurate portrayals of these individuals into their scripts, programs, and productions.

Meet individuals who are demonstrating that people with mental and/or substance use issues can and do recover and lead meaningful lives. Learn how stories about health and recovery are making their way into entertainment programming as we recognize Voice Award-nominated productions that include Frankie & Alice, Home, Short Term 12The Spectacular Now, “Elementary,” “Mike & Molly,” “Mom,” and “Nashville.”

This year, the Voice Awards is pleased to be collaborating with an institute of higher education for this opportunity to learn about the experiences of young adults and others who are dealing with mental and/or substance use issues.

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