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2008 National Media Award recipient

September 18, 2008 -This year’s annual Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) national conference, Making Waves for Change, was hosted by the Nova Scotia Division in Halifax on Friday, August 22 and Saturday, August 23, 2008. The conference awards ceremony, held on Saturday evening, celebrated individuals and organizations for their leadership initiatives and contributions to advancements in mental health.Among selected winners, was honored to receive this year’s National Media Award for outstanding contributions to the coverage of mental health issues in the media. The award, inaugurated in 1991, recognizes the website and youth-driven Anti-Stigma campaign initiatives, for their universal appeal, issue-orientation, technical and creative excellence, impact and positive stereotyping. Mental health promotion materials created by Anti-Stigma teams for national and international distribution can be was pleased to accept the award via video message to thank, not only CMHA, but also all of the volunteers that have helped create a resource that continues to remain relevant to their peers. Currently, an average of 50,000 visitors from 165 different countries, visit the site monthly.