Do you know someone going “above and beyond” to help people with Behavioral Health Issues
During the COVID-19 Pandemic?
Nominate Him/Her Today!
The Mental Health Association in New Jersey (MHANJ) is pleased to be running a new Behavioral Health Hero Awards Program, highlighting individuals who are putting forth extraordinary efforts to help those with behavioral health disorders and their family members during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
The purpose of this project is to recognize behavioral health peers, care providers, family members and volunteers who are putting themselves at risk as they serve others during these challenging times.
In addition, the program will help break the stigma of behavioral health issues as we highlight stories of those who have taken action to make a difference.
The MHANJ’s Behavioral Health Hero Awards Program runs through November 10, 2020.
How to Nominate Someone:
- Nominations may be submitted through email (preferred) or U.S. mail.
- To nominate someone, write a true account of what the the person did and why he/she deserves the award in 250 words or less.
- Share the nominee’s extraordinary effort to go “above and beyond” the call of duty to help people with a behavioral health issues and/or their family members during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
- Include the person’s name, title, business/organization of employment or where the volunteer work is being done, email address and phone number.
- Include your name, email address and phone number.
- To submit by email include the word “Hero” in the subject line, and address the email to firstname.lastname@example.org. To nominate someone via U.S. mail, include the word “Hero” on the envelope and mail it to Stephanie Sabetta, Mental Health Association in New Jersey, 673 Morris Ave., Suite 100, Springfield, NJ 07081.
Nominations are currently being accepted as one winner will be announced each month.
Final nominations must be received by November 10, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.
A person may be nominated by anyone, including him/herself.
Eligibility: The program is open to behavioral health peers, care providers, family members of people with behavioral health disorders and volunteers, putting themselves at risk as they put forth extraordinary efforts to help those with behavioral health disorders and their family members during the COVID-19 Pandemic and recovery period. The nominee must be willing to be identified and participate in public relations activities.
Please note: MHANJ employees may make nominations of volunteers, family members of people with behavioral health disorders, and people they know from other organizations. MHANJ’s staff members are not eligible to be nominated. A separate recognition program will be provided.
Awards: The winners will be honored and receive an award at the Mental Health Association in New Jersey’s 20th Annual Evening of Excellence, which will be a virtual event. Winners will also receive a gift. Each honoree will be highlighted in an article that will be circulated by the MHANJ and through a press release to be submitted to his/her local paper.
Review Committee: A Review Committee will help facilitate the program, including choosing honorees and assisting with promotional outreach.