Mental Health America announces 2019 Media Award recipients.
MHA will honor an impressive group of individuals, communications professionals, and innovative programs at its 2019 Annual Conference Dueling Diagnoses: Mental Health and Chronic Conditions in Children and Adults, being held in Washington, DC on June 13-15, 2019.
Media Awards will be given to Amazon Studios for its feature film, Beautiful Boy; documentary filmmaker Roger Weisberg for his film, Broken Places; ABC Television for its show, A Million Little Things, The Egg Gang, for its Instagram account @world_record_egg; Deseret News, for its series Generation Vexed; and WBFO-FM and lead journalist Eileen Buckley for their two-year Mental Health Initiative project.
A powerful and emotional film about drug addiction starring Steve Carell, Timothée Chalamet, Maura Tierney, and Amy Ryan.
@world_record_egg (Instagram Account)
The Egg Gang’s Instagram account, which became a global phenomenon and an internet sensation within days of its creation. With millions following the account, the creators chose a big reveal to shine a light on the importance of mental health.
Documentary filmmaker Roger Weisberg for his film, Broken Places, that dives into the complex question of why some children are severely impacted by early adversity while others are able to thrive.
Deseret News’ series Generation Vexed, a year-long series out of Utah that examined why teens are more anxious than ever and how families and communities can help.
Learn more here
A Million Little Things
ABC Television show, A Million Little Things, which centers around a close circle of friends who must come to terms with a friend’s suicide. The show masterfully weaves in content that addresses depression, therapy, grief, and the intersection of physical illness and mental health.
Watch here (Also Available on Hulu)
WBFO’s Mental Health Initiative
WBFO-FM and lead journalist Eileen Buckley for their two-year Mental Health Initiative project, which provided in-depth coverage of mental health issues and helped build the mental health literacy of its community. Read more here