Every year, NAMI North Carolina recognizes individuals or organizations that have demonstrated extraordinary work and advocacy on behalf of all those affected by mental illness. Do you know someone who fits this category? Nominate them for our 2023 NAMI NC Annual Awards!
Available awards include the following:
Lifetime Achievement Award – Given to a NAMI NC member who has had a profound statewide impact on the lives of people living with mental illness and their families.
John Baggett Award – Given to recognize the local community efforts of a non-member on behalf of people living with mental illness and their families.
Media Award – Given to a media representative who, during the course of the year, has actively supported NAMI NC’s mission to support, educate, and advocate on behalf of people living with mental illness and their families.
Steve Jordan Award – Given to an individual who has been a particularly effective innovator and/or advocate for the development of services or supports for people living with mental illness and their families.
Outstanding Affiliate Award – Given to an affiliate exhibiting outstanding performance on a variety of criteria: peer involvement, class offerings, special events and awareness, advocacy, and membership growth.
Mike Mayer Advocate of the Year – Given to an individual who has had a significant impact on the lives of people living with mental illness and their families in a local community.
Legislator of the Year – Recommended by the Executive Director and approved by the Executive Committee.
Military/Veteran Award – Awarded to honor exceptional work to improve the quality of life of those in the military services or veterans regarding their behavioral health needs.
Youth Empowerment Award – Given to recognize a youth (25 years or younger) with a connection to mental illness who has had a significant impact in the community through activities such as bringing youth into NAMI, involvement in campus clubs, raising awareness and engagement in NAMI programs.
Elaine and David Purpel Family Respite Award – Given to a family needing rest and reflection. The award includes a five day, four night stay at the Well of Mercy, a ministry of hospitality and healing.
President’s Award – Given to recognize an individual who has persevered in his/her battle against mental illness and made a positive difference in the lives of others as well as their own (nominations NOT accepted for this award).
Check out our available awards on our website, then use the form below to nominate potential award winners. All winners will be announced during our 2023 Annual Conference and posted on our website.
Deadline for submitting nominations is September 13, 2023.