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It’s OK2TALK About Mental Health
Date:8/1/2013

Washington, DC (PRWEB) August 01, 2013

The Entertainment Industries Council, Inc. (EIC) is proud to support the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) mental health awareness campaign, OK2TALK. OK2TALK officially launched on Capitol Hill with English and Spanish language television and radio public service announcements and a unique networking site targeting teens and young adults ages 13 to 24 (http://www.ok2talk.org). The goal of the national campaign is to promote widespread awareness and increasing the national conversation about mental health. EIC’s TEAM Up (Tools for Entertainment and Media) initiative, of which NAB is also a partner, provides additional resources for journalists and entertainment writers that are in alignment with the messages of the OK2TALK campaign.

National leaders including Gordon Smith, President, National Association of Broadcasters; Kathleen Sebelius, United States Secretary of Health and Human Services; Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI); Representative Grace Napolitano (D-CA); Representative Tim Murphy (R-PA) attended and spoke at the launch event spotlighting the importance of mental health.

The primary messaging of the campaign is:
1.    It’s OK to talk about mental health.
2.    Help is available and effective.
3.    Get help if you need it.
4.    If you know someone who is struggling, help them get the treatment they need.

“OK2TALK focuses on these four simple, cohesive, and potentially life saving messages,” said NAB President Gordon Smith. “By bringing together broadcast, cable, entertainment and digital media, we can let the sun shine on mental health and encourage our nation’s youth to seek help or support those in
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