Nominations Now Open for the National Council Awards of Excellence

Behavioral Health Organizations and Consumer Leaders to be Honored for Innovative Practices and Visionary Leadership at the National Council Awards of Excellence Dinner in April 2013

WASHINGTON, Nov. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare is now accepting nominations for individuals and organizations that qualify to achieve the most prestigious awards in behavioral healthcare — the National Council Awards of Excellence. This includes the Reintegration Awards and Welcome Back Awards, supported by Eli Lilly and Company. Submission deadline is December 31, 2012.  A Web badge with a link to the Awards of Excellence Web site is available upon request.

WHAT:  National Council Awards of Excellence

  • Reintegration Awards, supported by Eli Lilly and Company since 1997, celebrate the achievements of those who dedicate themselves to improving the lives of individuals with serious mental illnesses, as well as those living with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder that battle the odds to improve their own lives and the lives of their peers. Cash prizes of up to $10,000 will be awarded.
  • Welcome Back Awards, were established by Eli Lilly and Company in 1998 to fight the stigma associated with depression and to promote the understanding that depression is treatable. Over the past 14 years, Lilly has donated more than $500,000 to charity on behalf of 73 Welcome Back Award winners.  Cash prizes of up to $10,000 will be awarded.
  • Impact Awards, were created by the National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare to honor distinguished behavioral healthcare individuals and organizations that have set themselves apart. Honorees reflect the most innovative and inspirational work happening in behavioral healthcare organizations across the country — staff, board leadership, volunteers, consumers, families, and community partners who are changing the lives of children, adults, and families with mental illnesses and addiction disorders.

WHEN:   Submissions due December 31, 2012

INFO:       www.thenationalcouncil.org/awards   
              
  Email awards@thenationalcouncil.org or call 202.684.7457 x262

The National Council Awards of Excellence honor those that reflect the most innovative and inspirational work happening in behavioral healthcare organizations across the country — staff, board leadership, volunteers, consumers, families, and community partners — who are changing the lives of children, adults, and families with mental illnesses and addiction disorders. The Awards will be given during the National Council Mental Health and Addictions Conference in Las Vegas April 8-10, 2013.

The National Council is a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) association of 1,950 community healthcare organizations that provide treatment and rehabilitation for mental illnesses and addiction disorders to nearly 6 million adults, children, and families in communities across the country. Learn more at www.TheNationalCouncil.org.

Contact: Mike Weaver
(202) 684- 7457 x244
MikeW@TheNationalCouncil.org

 

SOURCE National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare



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