We’ve all been guilty of it…you’re driving and you hear your phone going off. It’s your friend texting you. You keep glancing over wanting to read it…you’re curious and want to know what they said. Finally you grab your phone; take your eyes off the road and read the text. Then you check the road quickly and look back at your phone to respond.
Do you or someone you know struggle with mental health or substance abuse issues? Then you need to know about the VOICE Awards and the resources of SAMSHA.
On August 8 the Utalk crew was a part of the SAMHSA VOICE Awards at UCLA’s Royce Hall. The VOICE Awards recognize producers and writers in TV and film who have done a great job of educating the public about mental health and addiction issues. They give a voice to people with mental health and substance issues by incorporating accurate portrayals of these individuals into their scripts and productions.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Awards also honors community champions for the tremendous role they play in improving the lives of those living with mental illness and/or substance use disorders. These leaders play a vital role in raising awareness and understanding of behavioral health issues.
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Orange carpet, slime, orange blimps and athletes all make up one of the slimiest events of the year. The Nickelodeon Kids Choice Sports Awards! A night where kids and teens get to vote for their favorite athletes in different categories and be entertained with lots of epic sports battles between their favs and take guesses on who’s getting slimed.
Suicide’s back as a topic of everyday conversation. It’s a result of the recent deaths of Fashion Designer Kate Spade and Celebrity Chef Anthony Bourdain along with a new CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) Report on rising suicide rates.