Mental Health America Announces
16 Winners of 2011 Media Awards
for Excellence in Coverage, Portrayals of Mental Health Issues
Contact: Steve Vetzner, (703) 797-2588 or email@example.com
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (June 2, 2011)-Mental Health America today announced 16 winners of 2011 Media Awards for outstanding coverage and portrayals of mental health issues during the previous year.
The awards will be presented at a luncheon on Saturday, June 11, during Mental Health America's Annual Conference, being held at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.
"The Media Awards bring together the very best mental health stories in print and broadcast media during 2010," said David L. Shern, Ph.D., president and CEO of Mental Health America "Informative and thought-provoking journalism is a powerful form of education and we applaud these journalists for helping shape public understanding of these critical issues."
A volunteer judging panel of media professionals selected the winning entries for their educational value, outstanding quality, comprehensiveness and creativity in addressing timely issues in mental health. Members of this year's panel were: Therese Borchard, PsychCentral.com; Lisa Esposito, Health Behavior News Service; Kim Painter, USA Today; Nancy Szokan, The Washington Post; and Mike Walter, Walter Media
Below are the winners for each category and the title and link to their entry:
Coverage of a Mental Health Issue
Pablo S. Torre
PRI's The World
WBEZ (Chicago, IL)
First Person Account of a Mental Health Issue
Lauren Slater, Writer; Paula Derrow, Articles Director
Coverage of Mental Health Research
Delaney Ruston, MD
The Bay Citizen
Portrayal of Persons with a Mental Health Condition
Elizabeth Cohen, Senior Medical Correspondent; Sabriya Rice, CNN Medical Producer
CNNhealth.com-The Empowered Patient
Newspapers with a Circulation Above 100,000
Meg Kissinger and Steve Schultze
Journal Sentinel (Milwaukee, WI)
Newspapers with a Circulation Below 100,000
Mary Ann Ford and Edith Brady-Lunny
The Pantagraph (Bloomington, IL)
Mental Health America (www.mentalhealthamerica.net) is the nation's largest and oldest community-based network dedicated to helping all Americans achieve wellness by living mentally healthier lives. With our more than 300 affiliates across the country, we touch the lives of millions-Advocating for changes in mental health and wellness policy; Educating the public & providing critical information; & delivering urgently needed mental health and wellness Programs and Services.