WINNER! 2011 Mental Health America Media Award

I recently learned that I won the 2011 Mental Health America Media Award for student journalism for an article about the closing of Dorothea Dix Hospital.

Mental health awareness is something that is of great interest to me. Several members of my family suffered from a wide range of mental illnesses.

The award is a validation of the importance of mental health journalism. I’m honored to be included alongside those who have come before, struggling to get the word out that mental health problems are everyone’s problems.

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