The most significant single platform of the year to spotlight music creators happened at the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards on Sunday, February 10th. Music’s biggest night did not disappoint. Utalk’s own Steve and Kati attended both the Grammy Awards Premiere Ceremony and the GRAMMY Awards Live Telecast. It was a blast!
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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