Year Name Host Organization
2023 Emerald Spirit Award Sober St. Patrick's Day
2022 Beacon of Hope Shore House
2021 Policy/Advocacy Award Reagan Udall Foundation for the Food and Drug Administration
2021 Trilogy's Partner in Recovery Award Trilogy
2020 Public Service Award, American College of Neuropsychopharmacology American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
2020 Jim Preis Memorial Award Mental Health Advocacy Services
2020 Beck Excellence Award The Beck Institute
2020 Champions of Change Award Community Care Alliance
2019 Doctor of Humane Letters - Honoris Causa - Honoree Doctorate Doctor of Humane Letters - Honoris Causa - Honoree Doctorate Honorable Patrick J. Kennedy - Doctor of Humane Letters - Honoris Causa - May 19, 2019. Rep. Kennedy has been recognized by numerous civic organizations for his mental health and substance use advocacy and leadership.
2019 Thresholds Gala Honoree Thresholds Gala Honoree 2019 Honoree, Patrick Kennedy, Kennedy Forum Illinois - ThresHolds 60 Years - Home, Health, Hope
2019 Distinguished Service Award National Council of Behavioral Health
2018 Founder's Award American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry
2018 James Burke Award The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids
2018 Voice of Recovery Award Faces and Voices of Recovery
2017 Centennial Award Judge Baker Children's Center  Patrick J. Kennedy - with gratitude - 1917-2017- Judge Baker's Children's Center
2017 Change Maker Award Child Mind Institute, Speak Up for Kids Change Maker Awards - Champion - Patrick J. Kennedy - May 9, 2017
2016 Hero Inspiration Award Mood Disorders Association of Ontario
2016 Certificate of Appreciation International Crisis Intervention Team The Honorable Patrick J Kennedy, Former US Rep, RI-Co Founder, One Mind-Founder, Kennedy Forum. For your leadership, support, and advancement of the CIT program
2016 Champion of Mental Health Mental Health Association of New York City A true fighter for mental wellness/ A true Champion for millions
2016 McClean Mental Health Award McClean Hospital
2016 Honoree Doctorate Muhlenberg University
2016 Distinguished Friend to Behavior Therapy Award Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Distinguished Friend to the Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Patrick J. Kennedy, Mental Health Advocate - October 28, 2016
2016 Humanitarian Award Cook County Health and Hospital Systems For Patrick Kennedy's successful efforts in bringing focus to behavioral health issues and parity  - Dec 6 2016
2016 Media Award Mental Health America For excellence in writing on the personal impact of mental illness and for speaking up on behalf of individuals with mental health concerns - June 9, 2016
2016 Humanitarian Award Physicians Interactive and Health villages
2016 Carolyn Cooper Award United Advocates for Children and Families Inspire Hope and Courage - Presented to the Honorable Patrick Kennedy. April 25, 2016
2016 National Recovery Champion Award George Washington University
2016 25 Years 1991-2016 Boys Town New England "When you help a child today, you write the history of tomorrow" - Fr. Flanagan - Mr. Patrick J. Kennedy
2015 Howery Award National Association for Rural Mental Health The Victor I. Howery Award is given annually by the National Assoc. for Rural Mental Health in recognition for significant contributions to the field of rural mental health
2015 Breaking the Chains of Stigma Award New York Academy of Science
2015 Humanitarian Award Peter C. Alderman Foundation
2015 Honoree Doctorate Salve Regina University
2015 Public Service Award Society for Neuroscience
2015 National Association of Community Health Centers With Appreciation - Presented to Patrick J. Kennedy - For your outstanding support of Community Health Centers and participation on our 50th Anniversary Honorary Committee
2015 Humanitarian Award American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Because of your passion, activism and leadership on behalf of people who struggle with anxiety, addiction, depression or other mental health conditions, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) would like to present you with its prestigious Humanitarian Award at our 27th Annual Lifesavers Dinner
2015 Humanitarian Award Friends of Semel Institute
2015 McLean Award McLean Hospital Harvard Medical School Affiliate The McLean Award - Presented to Representative Patrick J. Kennedy - With deep appreciation for your tremendous efforts in furthering the public's understandng of issues in mental health
2014 Humanitarian Award Society of Biological Psychiatry
2014 Humanitarian of the Year Award NAMI Chicago Patrick Kennedy - Light the Darkness 2014
2014 Governor Booth Gardner Community Mental Health Champion Award Sound Mental Health Presented to Patrick Kennedy May 15, 2014
2014 McGovern Award Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance abuse (AMERSA) On behalf of the AMERSA Executive Committee, please accept our congratulations on being chosen as the 2014 McGovern Award recipient!
2014 Louis de la Parte Humanitarian Award Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute As we recognize the 40th Anniversary of the Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute we present the Louis de la Parte Humanitarian Award to Representative Patrick Kennedy. For his dedication to improving the lives of people with mental, addictive, and developmental disorders through research, training, and education
2014 Special Presidential Commendation American Psychiatric Association Science/Addiction innovator award
2014 Transformation and Leadership Award Mental Health Transformation in Action Eleventh Judicial Circuit For your outstanding efforts to improve the lives of people with mental illnesses
2014 Science/Addiction Innovator Award 2014 Treatment Research Institute TRI
2013 Humanitarian Award County of Los Angeles, CA Mental Health Commission 14th Annual Profiles of Hope Award, 2013 Personal Legacy Recipient, Patrick J. Kennedy
2013 Humanitarian Award Peter C Alderman Foundation Presented to Congressman Patrick Kennedy
2013 Centennial Service Award Clifford W. Beers Clinic Patrick J. Kennedy - Clifford W. Beers - Centennial Service Award - 2013
2013 The Voice Awards/Special Recognition SAMHSA
2013 The Archbishop Michael K. Francis Liftetime Achievement Award Cathedral School Alumni Association, Inc., New York Metro Chapter Presented to Patrick J. Kennedy II - November 2, 2013
2012 Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology Award Yeshiva University With gratitude, admiration, and our highest esteem, we honor Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy at Ferkauf's 55th Anniversary Gala - November 11, 2012
2011 Honoree Award Gray Matters at Columbia
2011 Honoree Doctorate Chicago School of Professional Psychology On the recommendation of the Faculty and by virtue of the authority vested in them, the Trustees of The Chicago School of Professional Psychology hereby confer upon Patrick j Kennedy the degree of Doctor of Humane Letters - Honoris Causa - June 10, 2011
2010 Distinguished Service Award National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
2010 Public Service Award Southeastern New England Defense-Industry Alliance (SENEDIA) To Patrick J Kennedy, United States House of Representatives, Thank you for your service to the state of Rhode Island and for your dedicated support of the defense industry throughout the years - October 18, 2010
2010 30th Anniversary Award Institute For Labor Studies and Research In appreciation for your commitment to building a better life for all workers and their families.
2010 Legacy Award America Honors Recovery
2010 Tribute Award The ARC of Atlantic County Presented by The Arc of Atlantic County to Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy - Thank you for shining your light on the faces of those with mental illness, addiction and intellectual and developmental disabilities. Your efforts have helped promote understanding and acceptance, improve services and protect civil rights. In doing so, you have made the world a better place to live for all of us. The dream lives on in you - March 31, 2010
2010 Inspiration Award The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University In recognition of your extraordinary vision and leadership in the struggle against substance abuse and addiction
2010 Special Award National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence
2010 President's Award for Lifetime Achievement National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors, the Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC) NAADAC - The Association of Addiction Professionals - President's Award - Rep. Patrick J. Kennedy
2010 Outstanding Leadership Award American Psychological Association
2009 Leadership Award Justice Center/The Council of States Governments For leadership and commitment to the passage, success, and reauthorization of the Mentally ill Offender Treatment and Crime Reduction Act
2009 Congressional Leadership Award National Association of Drug Court Professionals
2009 Public Service Award American Foundation For Suicide Prevention
2009 The John P. McGovern Award on Addiction and Society American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM)
2009 Award of Excellence Richard J. Caron
2009 Senator Paul Wellstone Award United Steelworkers Hon. Patrick Kennedy - USW's 2009 Senator Paul Wellstone Award Recipient - For distinguished service on behalf of working Americans
2008 Ad Hoc Coalition on Mental Health Parity; Coalition for Fairness in Mental Illness Coverage; Mental Health Liaison Group; Parity NOW Coalition Presented to The Honorable Patrick Kennedy - for tireless advocacy on behalf of individuals in and seeking recovery from mental health and addictive disorders - November 17, 2008
2008 Betty Ford National Leadership Award National Association for Children of Alcoholics for his passionate leadership in the movement to provide equity in treatment and recovery services for individuals and families affected by addiction and mental illness
2008 Voice of Mental Health Award The JED Foundation Presented to Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy - June 4, 2008 - New York, NY
2008 Send Silence Packing Award Active Minds Thanks Congressman Patrick Kennedy for helping us Send Silence Packing and reduce the rate of college student suicide
2008 State Associations of Addiction Services Congressman Patrick Kennedy - In honor of your leadership on the Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 - November 19, 2008
2007 Legacy of Life Award Rebecca's Dream for his outstanding efforts in fostering the awareness and compassionate understanding of depression and bipolar disorder as real diseases
2007 MHA Mental Health America 2007 for WARDS - Rep. Patrick Kennedy
2007 Special Award NCADD National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence Special Award Presented to Representative Patrick Kennedy - For your passion and dedication in seeking parity legislation for alcohol and addictions treatment
2006 Senate Resolution State of South Carolina To recognize Patrick J. Kennedy, Former US Representative for Rhode Island's 1st Congressional District, for his many years of dedicated service and extend to him a cordial welcome to the Palmetto State upon the occasion of his address at the National Alliance on Mental Health Illness/Michelin Luncheon, to be held May 7, 2006 in Greenville, SC
2006 Congressional Leadership Award Campaign for Mental Health Reform
2006 Excellence in Public Policy National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare
2005 Allies For Action Award Suicide Prevention Action Network Our partner in preventing suicide
2005 The Dr. William Dameshek Award The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society In recognition of his dedicated leadership in focusing National attention on blood cancers
2003 Paul Wellstone Mental Health Award Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
2003 Helping Move Lives Forward Reintegration Award Eli Lilly & Company
2003 President's Award American Psychoanalytic Association
2003 Alliance Award American Psychiatric Association
2002 Public Service Award Society for Neuroscience
2001 Legislator of the Year National Mental Health Association Representative Patrick Kennedy - For outstanding courage and leadership on mental health issues, and championship of increased Federal funding for mental health programs
2000 Paul E. Tsongas Memorial Award Lymphona Research Foundation
1999 Honorable Justice Thurgood Marshall Award Presented to Patrick J. Kennedy - U.S. Congressman - Providence Brunch
Distinguished Service Award American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
Congressional Leadership Award Autism Society of America
Public Service Award Epilepsy Foundation
Patient Advocacy Award American Psychiatric Association
Brown University To Patrick J. Kennedy - In appreciation of your service to Brown University and the citizens of Rhode Island
General Charles C. Krulak, Commandant of the Marine Corps Presented by Charles C. Krulak - Commandant of the Marine Corps to The Honorable Patrick Kennedy - Rhode Island
APS (Association for Psychological Science) Patrick J. Kennedy - U.S. House of Representatives - In appreciation for your dedication to and support of behavioral research funding