Catholic Accent honored with Media Excellence Award for mental health coverage
IRWIN – The Catholic Accent was honored with the 2023 Media Excellence Award by Mental Health America of Southwestern PA as an ‘Innovator’ for its coverage of mental health and substance use disorder treatment services. Bishop Larry J. Kulick, publisher of the Catholic Accent, accepted the award at the 21st Annual Innovations Awards Ceremony at Antonelli Event Center in Irwin.
The Catholic Accent newspaper, magazine, television show and online news site was honored for it’s unique opportunity to reach 135,000 parishioners in the Diocese of Greensburg and beyond, sparking an interest in the link between mental and spiritual health.
In accepting the award. Bishop Kulick recognized the importance of well-developed content and creative presentation. “My hope is that we continue to better engage the faith community about the importance of mentally and spiritually comforting those in need, including the hospitalized and homebound, and the impact of that ministry on physical healing.”
Mental Health of America of Southwestern PA 2023 Innovator Award Awards Winners: (L–R)
Lisa Isaac, MD – Lifetime Achievement Award, Hadara Katarski -Seton Hill – Prevention Award,
Bishop Kulick, Catholic Accent -Media Excellence Award, Vito J. DonGiovanni, PsyD – Curtis Upsher Jr. Recovery Award Beth Dolinar, WQED Multimedia – Education Award, The Honorable Meagan Bilik-Defazio, Court of Commpn Pleas of Westmoreland County – Community Advocacy Award, Amy D. Herschell, PhD, UPMC Community Care, Mental Health Advocate Award, Laurie Barnett Levine, MSW,LSW, Chief Executive Officer, MHA of Southwestern PA.