The American Nurses Association provides the following information:
The Welcome Back Awards was established by Eli Lilly and Company 12 years ago to recognize outstanding achievements in the fight against depression, to help transform the stigma associated with the illness and to increase awareness of proper treatment options. Each year, the program celebrates achievement in the depression community by recognizing five individuals for outstanding contributions in the areas of lifetime achievement, community service, destigmatization, primary care and psychiatry.
Nominations for the 2010 Welcome Back Awards may be submitted by anyone. All nominations must be received by Monday, November 16, 2009, to be reviewed by an independent selection committee of national mental health experts. Honorees will be announced in the spring of 2010.
The 12th annual Welcome Back Awards ceremony will be held in May 2010 in New Orleans, LA. Each award recipient and one guest will receive complimentary airfare and accommodations to attend the ceremony.
Download the application form. For more information, visit Lilly Web site or call 212-884-0650.