Voice Award nominations are open for consumers/peer leaders and TV film writers/producers that have raised awareness and understanding of behavioral health problems. We encourage advocates and consumers alike to learn more about the nomination process. Nominations close on Friday, April 22, 2011 and the Voice Awards ceremony will take place in Hollywood on Wednesday, August 24, 2011. To learn more or to nominate yourself or someone you know click here.
About the Voice Awards Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse
and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), and Center for Mental
Health Services, the Voice Awards honor consumer/peer leaders who have
played a vital role in raising both awareness and understanding of
behavioral health (mental health and/or addiction issues) and promoted
inclusion of individuals with behavioral health problems. Through their
and advocacy, they demonstrate
that recovery is real and that individuals with behavioral health problems
are valuable, contributing members of their schools, workplaces, and communities.
The awards also recognize TV and film writers and producers who have given a
voice to individuals with behavioral health problems by incorporating dignified,
respectful, and accurate portrayals of these individuals into their scripts,
programs, and productions. These dedicated, insightful, and influential
professionals have helped change how TV and film viewers understand and
accept individuals with behavioral health problems.
Talk Therapy TV is a proud Program Partner in the Voice Awards.
NATIONAL RECOVERY MONTH
Recovery Month 2011 takes place in September, but the preparations get underway much earlier. Are you planning an event for Recovery Month? Do you want to stay up to date on all the goings on? Visit www.recoverymonth.gov for all that and much more.
About Recovery Month Recovery Month promotes the societal benefits
of treatment for substance use disorders and mental health problems,
celebrates people in recovery, lauds the contributions of treatment
providers, and promotes the message that recovery in all its forms is
possible.Recovery Month spreads the positive
message that behavioral health is essential to overall health, that
prevention works, treatment is effective and people can and do recover.
Talk Therapy TV is a Planning Partner of the National Recovery
NEW AIR TIME IN LONG ISLAND
Starting in April 2011, Talk Therapy TV will be airing in a new broadcast slot on Wednesday's at 11:30 AM. We look forward to reaching more Long Island viewers in our improved broadcast time. Do you watch us on Long Island Public Access Channel 20? Let us know what you think!
Talk Therapy TV partnered with Universoul Circus to promote behavior health awareness and wellness during their New York performances on Sunday, March 20, 2011 in Bronx, NY and on Sunday, April 10, 2011 in Queens, NY. To purchase tickets for the April 10 performance in Queens, NY click here.
PREVIOUS NEWS AND EVENTS
Talk Therapy TV in Long Island
Starting in October 2010, in addition to our regular weekly broadcast on Queens Public Television, Talk Therapy TV will begin broadcasting in Long Island on Public Access Channel 20 every Thursday. We are excited to welcome Long Island into our growing areas of broadcast coverage and look forward to hearing from our Long Island viewers.
Quick Facts Receipts
Talk Therapy Television is launching a new mental health awareness campaign called Quick Facts. Mental health facts will be printed on the backs of shopping receipts and major grocery store chains including Pathmark, Shoprite, and Stop & Shop. The campaign will launch on November 1, 2010 in participating stores throughout Queens and Long Island and will then expand to include the rest of New York State as soon as possible.
National Alcohol & Drug Addiction Recovery Month
September is National Drug & Alcohol Addictions Recovery Month and people throughout the country are celebrating their recovery from addictions. Talk Therapy TV provided continuing coverage throughout the month of local New York City Recovery Month events. We interviewed the President of the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) and participated in and taped the NYC Recovery Rally in Randall's Island Park- one of the largest Recovery Month events in the country.
Mental Health Newspaper Column
Talk Therapy TV host Jacob Berelowitz will be answering mental health questions in a new monthly column in the Queens Courier. Launching in November 2010, this collaboration between Talk Therapy TV and the Queens Courier will provide a new way for Queens residents to get educated and aware of mental health issues. This column will be syndicated in the Queens Courier, North Shore Towers Courier, Courier Sun, and the Healthwise magazine.
Talk Therapy TV Host Featured by New York University
Jacob Berelowitz, Host and Founder of Talk Therapy TV was interviewed by New York University Silver School of Social Work about Talk Therapy TV and his unique approach to social work. NYU also lists him as a featured alumni on their website. Read the full story here.
Who are we? Talk Therapy TV is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting behavioral health awareness, treatment, and recovery.