'Healthy Minds' Series Wins Four Important Television Awards - 13-part Series, Produced With NARSADs Help, Wins Three First-Place 'Tellys'
The Telly Awards honor the very best local, regional, and cable television programs, as well as video and film productions. Three episodes of "Healthy Minds" received first-place "Silver Telly" awards in the category of Health & Fitness TV Programs:
-- Healthy Minds: Schizophrenia
-- Healthy Minds: Alzheimer's Disease
-- Healthy Minds: Depression (with Mike and Mary Wallace)
A fourth episode of the series, Healthy Minds: Bipolar Disorder (with Jane Pauley) , won a second-place "Bronze Telly" award in the Health & Fitness category.
Healthy Minds is now enjoying a wider circulation than ever, with its episodes being made available for on-demand viewing at the NARSAD website. This, say the producers, helps the series achieve its objective of increasing the general public's awareness of serious mental disorders and scientific efforts to find causes and better treatments.
Connie Lieber, President of NARSAD, had this comment: "We at NARSAD congratulate Dr. Jeffrey Borenstein, the wonderful host of the Healthy Minds series, and producers Theresa Statz-Smith and Mary Puma, for their achievement in the series. Each episode addresses an important and difficult subject and examines it in a very human and compelling way. The honors they have been given are richly deserved."
"We at WLIW-21 extend our congratulations to Dr. Borenstein and Theresa Statz-Smith for the loving care with which they produced these programs," said Beth Anne Susi, Director of Corporate Development at WLIW. "PBS and WLIW recognize that none of this fine work would have been possible without the participation of NARSAD, and we look forward to many fruitful future collaborations."