Community leaders/student Awards
Award Criteria & Applications
The Southeastern Symposium of Mental Health (SESMH) in collaboration with National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) – Greenville, South Carolina, a non-profit grass-roots organization dedicated to building better lives for individuals affected by mental illness, have committed to recognizing and awarding individuals who have displayed exemplary leadership, scholarship, and achievements on behalf of mental illness. Each year, the Southeastern Symposium on Mental Health and NAMI Greenville will recognize and honor outstanding community leaders and students that are advocates in the area of mental health. These nominees will be noted for their contribution, impact and involvement in making a difference in the areas of treatment, community service and research that bridges the gaps in service, knowledge and resource availability for mental health. The nominee’s significant contribution to the eradication of mental health stigma and/or the support of mental health consumers, caregivers or providers qualifies their eligibility for one of the following awards.
SESMH/NAMI COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH ADVOCATE AWARD: This award recognizes a member of the community that exemplifies leadership and advocacy in the area of mental health.
SESMH/NAMI PROFESSIONAL MENTAL HEALTH ADVOCATE AWARD: This award recognizes a member of the community that exemplifies leadership and advocacy in the area of mental health.
SESMH/ CURT & BECKY ELLISON MENTAL HEALTH STUDENT AWARD: This award is to acknowledge a student interested in mental health, treatment intervention and outcome.
SESMH/NAMI MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONAL STUDENT AWARD: This award recognizes a student interested in bridging the gap from biomedical research and clinically-relevant findings to optimal treatments, diagnoses and prevention.
SESMH/GHS DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHIATRY EXCELLENCE IN SERVICE AWARD: This award recognizes exemplary performance by individuals identified by their peers and or their community as having consistently excelled in their work in service of the mentally ill and demonstrated integrity and a strong commitment to service.
Submission Deadline: TBD
Select preferred award for guidelines and submission criteria
Letters or Essay should be submitted via the submission portal at http://sesmh.org