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The value of recovery and recovery-oriented behavioral health systems is widely accepted by states, communities, healthcare providers, peers, families, researchers and advocates including the U.S. Surgeon General, the Institute of Medicine, and others. SAMHSA defines recovery from mental and/or substance use disorders as a process of change by which individuals pursue three primary goals to: 1) Improve their health – including behavioral health and wellness, 2) Live a self-directed life – to become more self-reliant and independent, and 3) Strive to reach their full potential –to fully contribute to American life.
SAMHSA Honors Movie, Television, and Other Media Depictions of Behavioral Health Issues at Star-Studded Voice Awards
Wednesday night, SAMHSA honored writers and producers of hit film and television productions for increasing awareness of mental health and substance use issues at the 2010 Voice Awards at the Paramount Studios in Los Angeles. Emmy Award-winning actor Hector Elizondo and Academy Award winning actor Louis Gossett Jr. co-hosted the fifth anniversary event.