Outstanding Merit Award
The annual Outstanding Merit Award has been discontinued. It recognized worthy endeavors in Maryland that accomplish one or more of the following:
- Increases public awareness and understanding of mental illness
- Enhances the quality of care for psychiatric illness
- Reduces the stigma of mental illness
2011: John Plaskon, executive director of Crossroads Community, Inc. Read more.
2010: Adolescent Depression Awareness Program of the Department of Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins. Read more.
2009: New Vision of Hope Program at Gaudenzia Park Heights
2008: Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies program at Child Center and Adult Services, Inc.
2007: Bowie Therapeutic Nursery Center
2006: Edgar K. Wiggins
2004: Office of Consumer Advocates, an organization of volunteers serving Western Maryland