Sunday, October 04, 2009

Award for Those Suffering From or Volunteering to Better Peoples Lives Who Suffer From Depression

From The Foundation Center...

Does your organization work with those suffering from depression? If so, and you have a really dedicated volunteer you could nominate for this award...you should read more...

Deadline: November 16, 2009

Welcome Back Awards Program Seeks Nominations to Recognize Those Dedicated to the Depression Community

The Welcome Back Awards, a program established by Eli Lilly and Company to recognize outstanding achievements in the fight against depression and the stigma often associated with the illness, is accepting nominations to honor those who work in the depression community.

An independent panel of national mental health experts will select honorees in five categories: Lifetime Achievement, for an individual whose perseverance has helped him or her overcome clinical depression and resume a fulfilling life; Destigmatization, for an individual whose noteworthy public efforts have helped promote the understanding of depression and reduce the shame and guilt associated with the illness; Community Service, for an individual whose outstanding work has created and improved community programs that foster a supportive, caring environment for those suffering from depression; Primary Care, for a health care professional — psychologist, physician, social worker, or nurse — whose unique approach to identifying particular needs in depression diagnosis and treatment serves as an example to others; and Psychiatry, for a psychiatrist who transcends the profession through community work, innovative clinical programs, teaching, new research, and outstanding work with patients, or who makes a significant impact on the community or other medical disciplines.

Winners will share a total of $55,000, to be donated to the not-for-profit organizations of their choice. Each award recipient and one guest will receive complimentary airfare and accommodations to attend the ceremony in New Orleans, Louisiana, in May 2010.

Anyone, except Lilly employees, may apply or be nominated for a Welcome Back Award.

Complete program guidelines and nomination forms are available at the Lilly Web site.

Contact:
Link to Complete RFP

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