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2019 Conference Awards
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Mental Health America (MHA) will honor an impressive group of individuals, communications professionals and innovative programs at its 2019 Annual Conference, being held in Washington, DC on June 13-15, 2019.
MHA will open award nominations in February of 2019, be the first to know by signing up for News from National here. Learn more about MHA's Awards below.
The Clifford W. Beers Award: MHA’s highest award is given in honor of Clifford W. Beers, the founder of MHA and the country’s volunteer mental health advocacy movement. Created in 1976, the Clifford W. Beers Award has been presented annually to a consumer of mental health and/or substance abuse services who best reflects the example set by Beers in his efforts to improve conditions for, and attitudes toward, people with mental illnesses.
Mental Health Corporate Excellence Award: The Mental Health Corporate Excellence Award will be given to an exemplary corporation that promotes the mental health of its employees, stakeholders, and community.
George Goodman and Ruth P. Brudney Social Work Award: The George Goodman and Ruth P. Brudney Social Work Award was established by the Board of Directors of MHA in November 1986. The award’s establishment was made possible through a gift by George Brudney, a member of the MHA Board of Directors, in memory of his wife Ruth, a psychiatric social worker.
Innovation in Programming Award: This award recognizes the continuing innovation and creativity of the MHA affiliate network in program development and implementation.
Media Award: Each year, MHA recognizes journalists, media outlets, television and film programs who excel in their coverage and portrayal of mental health issues in news and entertainment media.
mPower Award: The mPower Award celebrates the life and work of a teen or young adult who has spoken out about mental health issues to educate his or her peers and fight stigma.