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2013-09-25 20:21:26

National awards program to recognize David O. Russell, Patrick Kennedy, and more who educate others about mental and/or substance use disorders LOS ANGELES, Sept. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tonight at the 2013 Voice Awards, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) will honor Academy Award nominee David O. Russell, former U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy, retired U.S. Army General Peter Chiarelli, as well as community leaders and TV, film and documentary...

2013-09-24 12:24:16

National program will recognize community, TV, and film industry leaders who raise awareness about mental and substance use disorders and promote recovery LOS ANGELES, Sept. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) will honor David O. Russell, writer and director of Silver Linings Playbook and The Fighter, with a Career Achievement Award at the 2013 Voice Awards for his efforts to educate film audiences about the real...

2013-09-12 16:24:12

National program will recognize community, TV, and film industry leaders who raise awareness about mental and substance use disorders and promote recovery ROCKVILLE, Md., Sept. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) will honor David O. Russell, writer and director of Silver Linings Playbook and The Fighter, with a Career Achievement Award at the 2013 Voice Awards for his efforts to educate film audiences about the...

2013-05-24 23:21:55

Launched by SAMHSA to Recognize National Prevention Week Washington, DC (PRWEB) May 23, 2013 “Talk. They Hear You.” a new national public service announcement (PSA) campaign that empowers parents to talk to children as young as nine years old about the dangers of underage drinking, was launched today by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The kickoff occurred in conjunction with SAMHSA´s 2013 National Prevention Week–an annual...

2013-05-16 12:30:52

SAMHSA Administrator Pam Hyde, Former NASW CEO Dr. Elizabeth Clark to Receive Awards at Annual Conference on June 7 ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mental Health America will honor Pam Hyde, Administrator of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), and Dr. Elizabeth Clark, the former Chief Executive Officer of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), for their contributions and service to the mental health field at its...

2012-08-22 14:21:43

Federal program recognizes community, sports, TV, and film industry leaders who raise awareness about recovery and promote understanding of mental and substance use disorders LOS ANGELES, Aug. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Metta World Peace of the Los Angeles Lakers is receiving a special recognition award from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) for his work to raise awareness about mental health issues and for his financial support of nonprofit...

2012-05-09 22:21:41

SAMHSA and Cyndi Lauper celebrate youth who overcome trauma and the "Heroes of Hope" who enhanced their resilience at annual National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day observance Honorary Chairperson Cyndi Lauper, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, and other dignitaries joined youth who have overcome trauma and their "Heroes of Hope" WASHINGTON, May 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Grammy and Emmy award-winning artist and advocate for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender...

2012-05-08 02:33:35

Lauper to be joined by HHS Secretary, SAMHSA Administrator, and other dignitaries at live tribute event Webcast from Washington, D.C. WASHINGTON, May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Grammy and Emmy award-winning artist and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality advocate Cyndi Lauper will celebrate the seventh annual National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day (Awareness Day) at the "Heroes of Hope" event on May 9 through a live Webcast event. Awareness Day is an...

2012-05-07 02:27:34

Lauper to be joined by HHS Secretary, SAMHSA Administrator, and other dignitaries at May 9 tribute event in Washington, D.C. WASHINGTON, May 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Grammy and Emmy award-winning artist and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality advocate Cyndi Lauper will join the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to celebrate the seventh annual National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day (Awareness Day) at the "Heroes of...

2012-04-16 02:24:48

Lauper to be joined by HHS Secretary, SAMHSA Administrator, and other dignitaries at May 9 tribute event in Washington, D.C. WASHINGTON, April 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Grammy award-winning singer, songwriter and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) rights activist Cyndi Lauper will join the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to celebrate the seventh annual National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day (Awareness Day) at the...