FHR's story of recovery receives national Telly Award

Published 04/04/2013

Mary’s story of recovery honored with premier video award for FHR

(L-R) FHR Videographer/Editor Kyle Sloane, Director of Corporate Media Mike Ratté, President/CEO Joe Dziobek, and Public Relations/Web Content Coordinator Grace O’Neil showcase Telly Awards.

Lincoln, RI – April 4, 2013 – Fellowship Health Resources (FHR) has been nationally recognized for excellence in media, capturing a prestigious Telly Award for the second consecutive year. Mary’s Story of Recovery, selected from more than 12,000 entries received, was honored with an award in the motivational category.

The Telly Awards, now in its 34th year, celebrates outstanding commercials, television programs, and video and film productions. The Silver Telly Council, comprised of nearly 500 industry leaders, aims to strengthen the visual arts community by inspiring, promoting, and supporting creativity.

“To win a Telly is an incredible feat. To win two in successive years is very special,” said Joe Dziobek, FHR President and CEO. “It is a testament to the individuals who inspire us through their stories and our corporate media team which expertly brings their narrative to life through video.”

Headquartered in Lincoln, Rhode Island, FHR is a nonprofit behavioral healthcare agency providing clinical and support services to persons recovering from mental illness, co-occurring disorders, and other life challenges. FHR currently serves individuals in seven states along the East Coast.

Through video production, public relations, and social media marketing, FHR’s Media Department promotes events, community initiatives, and stories of recovery. “As a corporate media team, we embrace the extraordinary responsibility that comes with producing authentic and powerful videos in order to articulate the success of our persons served,” explained FHR Director of Corporate Media Mike Ratté.

In the award-winning video, Mary shares her moving story, explaining the tribulations she has overcome in her path to recovery. She describes that Studio 35, FHR’s agency-wide healing arts program, played a pivotal role in saving her life. “Art for me, is my passion. It makes me move, it makes me think… It just drives me forward,” she said.

“This is a great honor for FHR and a wonderful recognition of the amazing work being done by our dedicated staff in all nine regions across the agency. We share this award with every single member of our organization,” added Ratté.

Click here to watch the nationally recognized video.