Mental Illness Media Awards/Legislative Reception
2017 Media Awards:
Honoring Connecticut’s Best Mental Health Journalism
A Message from the Executive Office
For the twenty-ninth year, the CPS, along with the National Alliance on Mental Illness – Connecticut Chapter (NAMI-CT) and the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS), sponsored a Media Awards event. On March 16, psychiatrists and legislators gathered in the Legislative Office Building in Hartford to honor the work of journalists who put the spotlight on mental illness in an effort to reduce stigma. Articles that originated in Connecticut were eligible for awards in print and broadcast categories. The three sponsoring organizations chose winners based on excellence in exploring the topic of mental illness.
The event concluded with a reception where CPS members were afforded the opportunity to discuss issues of importance to the organization with legislators.
For copies of the award-winning articles, please contact Molly Reynolds at the CPS Executive Office by telephone at 860-243-3977 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.