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SAMHSA Honors The Soloist, 'Grey's Anatomy,' 'United States Of Tara,' and Mental Health Consumer Leaders at The Star-Studded 2009 Voice Awards
Date:10/15/2009

isode "Trials" addressing post-traumatic stress disorder;
  • "In Treatment" (HBO) for the episode "Gina" addressing depression; and
  • "Front of the Class," (Hallmark) a made-for-television movie addressing Tourette's Syndrome.
  • Film Category

    • The Soloist for addressing schizophrenia;
    • Lars and the Real Girl for addressing delusional disorder;
    • Michael Clayton for addressing bipolar disorder; and
    • Helen for addressing depression.

    Documentary Category

    • Autism: The Musical for addressing autism;
    • In a Dream for addressing delusional disorder; and
    • MTV Network's "True Life: I Have Schizophrenia" for addressing schizophrenia.

    A Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Mary Ellen Copeland of West Dummerston, Vt., for her leadership and contributions to the mental health recovery movement. Through her own personal experience with manic depression, she has conducted research and written many books on mental health recovery, including The Depression Workbook: A Guide for Living with Depression and Manic Depression. In collaboration with others, she developed the popular Wellness and Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) system, a simple self-help system for identifying and utilizing personal resources to get well and stay well. She has also created the Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery, a non-profit organization that continues her work through trainings worldwide.

    The Voice Awards bestowed Consumer Leadership Awards on five mental health advocates and community leaders -- Eric Arauz, North Brunswick, N.J.; Marian Bacon, Memphis, Tenn.; Mark Davis, Philadelphia, Pa.; John Kevin Hines, San Francisco, Calif.; and Ann Kirkwood, Boise, Idaho. The Young Adult Leadership Award was given to Tyrus "T.J." Curtis of Brooklyn, N.Y. These individuals were h
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