Have you heard of the Voice Awards? Here’s a description:
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 the social inclusion of individuals with behavioral health problems. Through their exemplary leadership 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.
This year the focus of the awards program was recovery from trauma, and the ceremony was held last night. While just a teeny bit disappointed that I didn’t get to go and cover the red carpet (dang it!), I am thrilled that Glee won an award for its portrayal of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). As a gleek, I couldn’t be happier for the show. Check out my post on Glee’s portrayal of Ms. Pillsbury’s OCD.
In honor of Glee’s award, here’s the trailer from their new season starting next month: