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Prevention News

news-smallPrevention News lists the latest updates from multiple sources to keep your organization up to date on prevention happenings statewide and nationally.  Sources include: SAMHSA, OJJDP, and CDC.  To read the full article, click on the links below.

  • Honoring Those Who Serve: Hope, Resilience, and Recovery November 3, 2017
    The 2017 Voice Awards focusing on military and veteran communities struck a chord with me. As a retired captain in the Navy Reserve and the spouse of a U.S. Marine, I know what life in this community is like. I understand the realities, complexities, joys and hardships. But most importantly, I know how resilient this […]
  • On World Mental Health Day, Let’s Make Employment Work for All People October 10, 2017
    Work or other meaningful activity is an essential component of recovery.  That’s why I applaud the World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH) for focusing on mental health in the workplace on World Mental Health Day, October 10, 2017.  In conjunction with the event, the WFMH released a comprehensive report looking at the issue from the […]
  • SAMHSA Stands Ready to Help October 6, 2017
    Our nation has experienced a series of unprecedented disasters in recent weeks, including three major hurricanes and a horrific attack that occurred in Las Vegas last Sunday night.  In the midst of these great dangers, we repeatedly observe heroism and courage as our fellow Americans provided care and assisted others to safety.  We recognize and […]
  • SAMHSA’s Suicide Prevention Efforts September 14, 2017
    Protecting the behavioral health and safety of Americans is central to everything we do here at SAMHSA. Preventing the tragic loss of life from suicide is a unique challenge. We have learned that it takes a coordinated effort at all levels, from government to organizations to local communities – down to the individual level.  Just […]
  • Every American Has a Part to Play in Suicide Prevention September 12, 2017
    It is one thing to hear in the abstract that America suffers from a stubbornly high rate of suicide and suicide attempts. But when it hits home—as it did for me years ago when a young neighbor, struggling with serious mental illness, died from suicide—we realize we have to ask some tough questions. What could […]
  • Back to School with Behavioral Health Supports September 6, 2017
    Each new school year brings a mixture of emotions for students, whether they are heading off to pre-school through post-graduate studies. They may mourn the end of summer but look forward to seeing friends. They may be excited about new challenges but worry about academic pressure and peer pressure. As developing minds process these emotions, […]
  • Standing by Texas and Louisiana in the Face of Hurricane Harvey August 27, 2017
    With Hurricane Harvey continuing to intensify today and expected to make landfall late tonight near Corpus Christi, Texas, Department of Health and Human Services personnel and resources have already deployed.  HHS is aggressively preparing to help all Americans in the path of what might be the strongest hurricane to strike the United States in more […]
  • Mental Health Days are Good for Business July 27, 2017
    Each day, millions of Americans with chronic conditions—mental illness, addictions, diabetes, asthma, and many more—go to work. In fact, 15% of adults who are employed full-time and 20% who are employed part-time experienced mental illness in the past year. Sometimes people with mental health conditions—like those with physical health conditions—need time off fro …
  • Bringing Greater Awareness to AANHPI Behavioral Health July 20, 2017
    Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (AANHPI) often are the least likely of the racial and ethnic groups to seek mental health care. Research indicates that they do not seek mental health services due to risk factors like lack of insurance, not knowing where to find appropriate services, cultural norms, language barriers, and negative […]
  • First Responders— Using Behavioral Health Approaches to Improve Safety for All July 13, 2017
    Every day, first responders including police officers, firefighters and emergency medical services ‘personnel face situations requiring rapid but thoughtful decision-making. De-escalating a crisis, particularly ones involving persons who may be experiencing a mental illness or substance use disorder requires an approach informed by behavioral health knowledge. SA …
  • Understanding Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Caregiver: May 1, 2017
    Provides caregivers with a general overview of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in youth and young adults. Gives guidance on how to provide support. Highlights recommended treatment approaches. Includes a list of helpful resources. *508 compliant version coming soon Inventory#: SMA16-5011
  • Understanding Anxiety Disorders Young Adult: May 1, 2017
    Gives young adults facts on living with anxiety disorders. Discusses causes and treatment approaches. Provides a list of helpful resources. *508 compliant version coming soon Inventory#: SMA16-5010
  • Understanding Bipolar Disorder Young Adult: Get the Facts May 1, 2017
    Gives young adults facts on living with bipolar-compulsive disorder. Discusses causes and treatment approaches. Provides a list of helpful resources. *508 compliant version coming soon Inventory#: SMA16-5008
  • Understanding A First Episode Of Psychosis Caregiver: May 1, 2017
    Provides caregivers with a general overview of psychosis in youth and young adults. Gives guidance on how to provide support. Highlights recommended treatment approaches. Includes a list of helpful resources. *508 compliant version coming soon Inventory#: SMA16-5005
  • Understanding Anxiety Disorders Caregiver: Get the Facts May 1, 2017
    Provides caregivers with a general overview of anxiety disorders in youth and young adults. Gives guidance on how to provide support. Highlights recommended treatment approaches. Includes a list of helpful resources. *508 compliant version coming soon Inventory#: SMA16-5009