Mental Health America Encourages Journalists, Media Professionals to Submit Entries for 2010 Media Awards

Recognize Excellence in Reporting, Portrayals of Mental Health Issues; Deadline for Submissions is March 31

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mental Health America encourages journalists and media professionals to submit national, state, local and student news and feature stories in print, online radio, television and film for the 2010 Media Awards.

Details, including categories and a downloadable entry form, are available at http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/go/about-us/pressroom/media-awards/2010-media-awards. The deadline for submissions is March 31, 2010.  This year, the number of categories has been expanded to include national websites, local/regional websites and blogs.

Each June at its Annual Meeting, Mental Health America recognizes excellence in reporting and portrayals of mental health issues from the previous year.  

Entries are judged by a committee of peers selected by Mental Health America for their knowledge of mental health issues, demonstrated excellence in reporting and editorial experience.

The 2009 award winners included Elizabeth Bernstein and Nathan Koppel of The Wall Street Journal, James Carlson of the Topeka Capital-Journal, Alix Spiegel of NPR, Bryan Thompson of Kansas Public Radio, Mary Carmichael of Newsweek, and Robert L. Arnold and John Barone of KPRC-TV (Houston). Read a full list of winners from last year.

Mental Health America will notify winners by the second week in May and will honor those winners at a Media Awards luncheon on Saturday, June 12, 2010, during the 2010 Mental Health America Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. For questions or additional information, contact mediaawards@mentalhealthamerica.net.

Mental Health America is the country's leading nonprofit dedicated to helping all people live mentally healthier lives. With our century of service to America and our more than 300 affiliates nationwide, we represent a national movement that promotes mental wellness for the health and well-being of the nation- everyday and in times of crisis.

SOURCE Mental Health America



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