Leadership Award (“for inspiration, vision, and pioneering work”) from the Campaign to Address Discrimination and Stigma of Contra Costa County, October 11, 2002.

Welcome Back Award for Destigmatization, from Eli Lilly, May 18, 2002.

Selection of book, Telling is Risky Business: Mental health consumers confront stigma, for Honorable Mention by the Gustavus Myers Center for Human Rights, January 2001.

Advocate of the Year, from the Toledo (OH) Depressive and Manic-Depressive association, October 6, 2000.

Patient Advocacy Award, from the American Psychiatric Association, May 20, 1997.

Community Education Award, from Community Residences, Arlington, VA, April 27, 1997.

Finalist for 1996, 1997 GMU Teaching Award.

Selection of book, Media madness: Public images of mental illness, as an "outstanding work on intolerance in North America," by the Gustavus Myers Center for Human Rights. December 1996.

1996 M. Norton Rosner Award as Outstanding Compeer Advisory Board Member, September 28, 1996.

Alliance for the Mentally Ill of New York State 1995 Media Award. October 21, 1995.

Fairfax/Falls Church United Way IMBY (In My Backyard) Award, June 1, 1994.

George Mason University nomination for the State Council of Higher Education in Virginia Oustanding Faculty Award.

Mental Health Association of Northern Virginia Community Service Award, 1990, 1992.

Appointment as Honarary Member of Alliance for the Mentally Ill of New York State, November, 1991.

George Mason University Faculty Study Leave, Spring 1991.

Rochester Health Association Community Service Award, June 1978.

National Media Awards Commendation from the American Psychological Foundation (for TV Guide article "Six TV Myths About Mental Illness"), July 1, 1976.

University of Rochester Summer Fellowship, June-August 1975.