NC State Counseling Center Brings Home an Emmy

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, Nashville/Midsouth Chapter, recognized the NC State Counseling Center for excellence in visual storytelling with an Emmy Award on Saturday, January 21, 2017, in Nashville, Tennessee. The NC State Counseling Center partnered with StoryDriven, a Durham-based Emmy Award-winning storytelling firm specializing in people-centered marketing videos, for the project.

The Academy recognized NC State University Counseling Center’s “#StopTheStigma” video with an Emmy Award in the Public Affairs category.  Specifically, the award is for excellence in a program or special on current issues of societal concerns, social ills, community or general public interest.

“So many of us are affected by suicide, yet we struggle to talk about it as a community,” said Daniel Goldstein, Clinical Social Worker at the Counseling Center at NC State University.  “When we asked students on the NC State Brickyard, ‘What is your story? How have you been impacted by suicide?,’ we found that students had powerful stories to tell, and that the silence is part of the problem.  Many students have broken the silence with their stories of struggle and resilience, and this video features three of them.  We are grateful for StoryDriven’s collaboration in bringing attention to this important subject.”

“It is a privilege that we don’t take lightly to tell the stories of the great things going on in the world,”said Nathan Clendenin, Founder and CEO of StoryDriven. “We can’t be more thrilled to have partnered with the NC State Counseling Center. Thanks goes to their talented staffs and the courageous story subjects who made these videos possible.”

“Indeed, we want to thank the three brave students who shared their stories and who bared their souls,” said Bryce McNabb, COO & Story Mentor of StoryDriven who served as editor of the “#StopTheStigma” video.  “The whole purpose of this video is to encourage people to reach out for help.  We hope that this video continues to spread around and do what it was designed to do: to help people choose life.”

Watch the Emmy Award-Winning Piece – “#StopTheStigma” – NC State Counseling Center – Emmy Winner, Public Affairs: for excellence in a program or special on current issues of societal concerns, social ills, community or general public interest

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