Metta World Peace Honored

SAMHSA TO HONOR METTA WORLD PEACE AND SHONDA RHIMES AT THE 2012 VOICE AWARDS

National program recognizes Metta World Peace for raising awareness about recovery and promote understanding of mental health and substance use disorders.

 

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)  honored Metta World Peace of the Los Angeles Lakers with a Special Recognition Award at the 2012 Voice Awards for his work to raise awareness about mental health issues and for his financial support of charities that provide mental health awareness and treatment services for children. In addition, SAMHSA will recognize screenwriter and producer Shonda Rhimes with a Career Achievement Award for her ongoing efforts to educate television audiences about the real experiences of people with behavioral health problems and those impacted by trauma.