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Washington, D.C. — The American Psychiatric Association Foundation (APAF) has been named the winner of three Gold Telly Awards for an educational video promoting the foundation’s Notice. Talk. Act.® framework. The official award titles are Gold Telly for Social Video – Not for Profit, Gold Telly for Social Video – Social Impact, and Gold Telly for Social Video – Workplace Culture. The Telly Awards have been recognizing excellence in digital storytelling for over 15 years.
"We could not be more excited to have had this meaningful work recognized on a national scale in three separate categories," said Rawle Andrews, Jr., Esq., APAF Executive Director. "Being in the habit of noticing and connecting with those in your community is one of the most powerful tools for ensuring that mental health care works for all. I am very proud of our team for sharing this message loud and clear."
The award-winning video summarizes the APA Foundation’s Notice. Talk. Act.® community-focused approach to mental health advocacy. Awareness of the symptoms of mental illness, willingness to talk to colleagues or classmates about mental health, and knowledge of resources to share with them are crucial elements of normalizing and recovering from struggles with mental health. The Notice. Talk. Act.® at School program has been driving outcomes in education for over ten years and is currently used in over 220 school systems across the country.
"Even winning one Gold Telly Award signals the production of a story with potential to change our narratives around mental health," said Sabrina Dridje, Executive Director of the Telly Awards. "Bringing home three Gold Tellies for the same project is no small feat. Congratulations to the APA Foundation team!"
The American Psychiatric Association Foundation is the philanthropic and educational arm of APA. The APA Foundation promotes awareness of mental illnesses and the effectiveness of treatment, the importance of early intervention, access to care, and the need for high-quality services and treatment through a combination of public and professional education, research, research training, grants, and awards.
The American Psychiatric Association, founded in 1844, is the oldest medical association in the country. The APA is also the largest psychiatric association in the world with more than 38,000 physician members specializing in the diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and research of mental illnesses. APA's vision is to ensure access to quality psychiatric diagnosis and treatment. For more information, please visit www.psychiatry.org.