Reintegration Awards 2013 Honorees
Since 1997, the Reintegration Awards, supported by Eli Lilly and Company, have celebrated the achievements of those in the community who dedicate themselves to improving the lives of individuals with serious mental illnesses, and the achievements of those living with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder who battle tremendous odds to improve their own lives and the lives of their peers. In 2013, the National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare is proud to partner with Lilly to offer the Reintegration Awards.
Honorees of the Reintegration Awards receive cash prizes of $5,000 to $10,000, to be donated to a non-profit organization of the honoree’s choice.
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The Reintegration Award for Achievement honors those whose impressive personal achievements – while living with mental illness – have provided hope and inspiration to others.
- First Prize: Elliott Steele, Executive Director, Vincent House, Pinnellas Park, FL
- Second Prize: Carol Jean Garner, Director of Nonclinical Services, Midwestern Colorado Mental Health Center, Montrose, CO
The Reintegration Award for Advocacy honors those who advocate within the community for people living with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder.
- First Prize: Dylan Henry, Morgan Henry, Travis Henry, and Mari Antclif, Hope and Advocacy, Helena, MT
- Second Prize: Fred Frese, MD, Hudson, OH
The Reintegration Award for Artistic Contribution honors artistic expression (e.g. painting, music, etc.) that contributes to the individual’s reintegration process and that of others, and leads to greater sensitivity to and understanding of people struggling with mental illness.
- First Prize: Works of Heart Art Event and Auction Family Service & Guidance Center, Topeka, KS
- Second Prize: Rebecca Atkins, Artistic Director, Second Step Players, Norwich, CT
The Reintegration Award for Clinical Medecine honors those who combine effective and innovative treatment approaches to promote recovery for individuals with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
- First Prize: Child and Adolescent Bipolar Services (CABS), Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC Presbyterian-Shadyside, Pittsburgh, PA
The Reintegration Award for Education pays tribute to those who help people living with a mental illness achieve their educational goals.
The Reintegration Award for Employment recognizes those who help individuals diagnosed with a mental illness develop the skills necessary to secure and maintain employment.
The Reintegration Award for Housing celebrates the accomplishments of those helping people living with a mental illness find and secure safe, affordable housing.
- First Prize: Main Street Housing, Inc., Baltimore, MD
- Second Prize: Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services, New York, NY
The Reintegration Award for Mentorship recognizes individuals who are successfully managing their mental illness and inspiring others by sharing their knowledge.
Join the Celebration
6-10 pm, Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at the National Council Conference
Join the Awards of Excellence celebration dinner featuring first lady Rosalynn Carter and the Impact, Reintegration, and Welcome Back honorees — to mark the 50th anniversary of the passage of the 1963 Community Mental Health Act. Buy tickets or email us to reserve a special table.