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For Immediate Release
March 1, 2013
Marla Augustine, Communications and Legislative Services, (402) 471-4047 or
Reminder: Nominations Sought by March 31 for an Award to Recognize Behavioral Health Recovery
Lincoln—The deadline is approaching for nominating an individual or team for the Director of Behavioral Health’s award to recognize extraordinary achievement in recovery among consumers of mental health, substance abuse and gamblers assistance services, according to the  Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services.
Recovery is a process of change whereby individuals work to improve their own health and wellness and to live a meaningful life in the community while striving to achieve their full potential.
Nominations can be for an individual or a team. Nominees should embody some or all of the following criteria:
  • Demonstrates wellness, recovery and resiliency
  • Demonstrates dignity, respect, and accountability with individuals using behavioral health services
  • Provides a high level of quality consumer service and teamwork
  • Promotes accessibility, efficiency and quality in the behavioral health system
  • Encourages consumer and family wellness
  • Works for the betterment of all rather than personal gain.

Nominations are due by March 31. The form can be found online at or one can be obtained by mail by calling the DHHS Office of Consumer Affairs Helpline at 1-800-836-7660.