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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.

  • 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 …
  • Protecting Our Infants Act: Final Strategy Now Available June 28, 2017
    The health of this generation and the next begins with ensuring that pregnant women and their newborns get appropriate health care.  According to SAMHSA’s latest National Survey on Drug Use and Health, the number of pregnant women with opioid use disorder (OUD) has more than doubled and the number of infants born with neonatal abstinence […]
  • An Overview of the Nation’s Behavioral Health June 13, 2017
    For the past four years, SAMHSA has issued the Behavioral Health Barometer as a snapshot of the nation’s behavioral health. The Barometer is a unique compilation of facts and figures on issues such as substance use, serious mental illness, serious thoughts of suicide, and related treatment. The findings are broken down into major groups according […]
  • Finding the Clinical Treatment That’s Right for You or a Loved One May 31, 2017
    One in five adults will experience a mental illness this year, but fewer than half will seek treatment. A new series of SAMHSA resources is designed to help bridge this gap. Our newly published fact sheets on Treatments for Mental Disorders educate people diagnosed with mental illness, their families and their friends about currently available […]
  • 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