Awards

Do you know someone working hard to improve the lives of individuals affected by mental illness? If so, consider recognizing their efforts by nominating them for an award. You’ll find information about each award below.

Garnet F. Coleman ‘Eternal Flame’ Award

The ‘Eternal Flame’ Award honors the support and service of Texas State Representative Garnet F. Coleman, who has dedicated his career to making sure that these issues are at the forefront of conversations about health in the State of Texas and nationally.

Nomination Considerations
The award recognizes individuals who have demonstrated a strong commitment in their careers and everyday lives to raising awareness and acting in service of individuals affected by mental health issues and other health disparities.

Richard Hopkins ‘Torch’ Awards

The ‘Torch’ Awards honor the work and advocacy of Richard E. Hopkins, Vice-Chair of the Austin Travis County Integral Care Board of Trustees and longtime conference supporter.

Nomination Considerations
Nominate individuals in the following categories who demonstrate dedication to advocacy of issues around mental health, substance use, co-occurring disorders, physical health issues and/or addressing health disparities in Central Texas:

  • Consumer: An individual with a mental illness, substance use disorder or intellectual developmental disability who works to help others affected by similar issues.
  • Family Member: An individual with a family member or friend with a mental illness, substance use disorder or intellectual developmental disability and who advocates or works to help everyone affected by mental illness or other health problems or disparities.
  • Professional: A clinician, social worker or other individual who works in a professional capacity to raise awareness and help all people affected by mental illness or other health problems or disparities.
  • Community Leader: An elected official, faith leader or other community leader who uses his or her position to help people affected by mental illness or other health problems or disparities.

If you are interested in nominating an individual or organization for our 2018 conference, please complete this form: