Awards give nod to TV and film focus on mental health
“Black Swan” and “The Fighter” have taken the top feature awards at the 15th Annual PRISM Awards while “Mad Men,” “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Nurse Jackie” won TV trophies.Actors honored included Peter Krause, Monica Potter and Max Burkholder for “Parenthood”; KaDee Strickland for “Private Practice”; Tony Denison for “The Closer”; Aaron Paul for “Breaking Bad”; Halle Berry for “Frankie & Alice”; Toni Collette for “United States of Tara”; and Claire Danes for “Temple Grandin.” The awards were presented at the Beverly Hills Hotel on Thursday night. Ceremonies were produced by the Entertainment Industries Council in collaboration with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and FX. Kudos are aimed at feting actors, movies, music, media and television’s top shows that accurately depict and bring attention to substance abuse and mental health issues, including prevention, treatment and recovery. Fox Searchlight’s “Black Swan” received the award in the Feature Film – Mental Health category and Paramount’s “The Fighter” won in the Feature Film – Substance Use category. AMC’s Mad Men won the Drama Series Episode – Substance Use category and “Grey’s Anatomy” for Drama Series Episode – Mental Health. “Nurse Jackie” and “Rescue Me” received awards for Drama Series Multi-Episode Storyline – Substance Use. “Parenthood” won for Drama Series Multi-Episode Storyline – Mental Health while “Drop Dead Diva” won for Comedy Series Episode.