As a mental health blogger and a person living with mental illness, I often use the word recovery. In my quest to educate the world, I am very open about my illness, but I’m also quick to let people know that I’m living well. In other words, I tell people that I’m a person in Read more
The members of the Federal Parity Task Force, under the leadership of the White House Domestic Policy Council, presented a final report to the President on October 27, 2016.
SAMHSA’s Center for Substance Abuse Treatment is producing a webcast series, The Power of Language and Portrayals: What We Hear, What We See, to help change the way we talk about and portray substance use in news and entertainment. Read more…
SAMHSA is awarding up to a total of $38.6 million in Resiliency in Communities After Stress and Trauma (ReCAST) over the next five years to help people and communities recover from, and build resiliency to trauma.
SAMHSA provides up to $215 million for treatment services addressing children’s mental health and substance use
SAMHSA will be awarding up to $215 million in funding over several years for treatment services addressing the behavioral health needs of children, adolescents, young adults, and their families.
A grant funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration will allow the Klaras Center for Families-Heart of Texas Region MHMR to close gaps in six counties.
The House on Monday approved a bill that would require the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to reauthorize mental health first aid training programs.
To learn more or to register for any of the RTP webinars, check the following event links. Detailed descriptions of each webinar as well as general information, including CEH, can be found below the webinar listings.
For teens who aren’t yet sure what they want to do with their futures but know they want to make a difference, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has a suggestion: consider a career as an addiction or mental health counselor.
SAMHSA is Accepting Applications for up to $800,000 for Statewide Peer Networks for Recovery and Resiliency Grants
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is accepting applications for Statewide Peer Networks for Recovery and Resiliency grants totaling up to $800,000.
SAMHSA and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) invite you to join a presentation of the final rule on mental health and substance use disorder parity for Medicaid and CHIP. This presentation will include a discussion of the application of parity to Medicaid and CHIP programs, key changes from the Notice of Proposed Read more
SAMHSA Is Accepting Applications for up to $75 Million in Grants for the National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is accepting applications for the National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative – Category II TSA Centers totaling up to $75 million over the course of five years.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is announcing a new challenge to help to spur developers to create a mobile application (app) that provides additional recovery support to patients receiving treatment for opioid misuse.
SAMHSA Is Accepting Applications for Up to $211.6 Million For System of Care Expansion And Sustainability Cooperative Agreements
The purpose of this program is to improve the mental, emotional, and behavioral well-being of children and youth (birth to 21 years of age) with serious emotional disturbances (SED) and their families.
Grantees are required to locate permanent housing for all individuals or families who experience chronic homelessness and veterans who experience homelessness or chronic homelessness served by the grant project.
Start the new year with webinars from Recovery to Practice! The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration’s Recovery to Practice (RTP) workforce development initiative can help you to translate recovery-oriented principles into everyday practice.
SAMHSA’s Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality invites you to provide feedback for the launch of a new endeavor at the National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP).
SAMHSA is Accepting Applications for $2.1 Million in Funding to Help With Suicide Prevention Follow-Up Efforts
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is accepting applications for up to $2.1 million for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Crisis Center Follow-Up program grants for up to 3 years. This program promotes systematic follow-up assistance to suicidal persons who call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline program and suicidal persons that are Read more
The purpose of this program is to improve mental health services for people with serious mental illness. In doing so, the program seeks to enhance statewide mental health consumer-run and consumer–controlled organizations to promote service system capacity and infrastructure that is consumer-driven, recovery-focused, trauma-informed, culturally relevant, holistic, and resiliency-oriented.
The SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions released an updated guide that features an array of resources to assist in serving veterans, service members and their families.
Did you know that 24 percent of female students and 19 percent of male students report being bullied at school? Talking with your child about bullying is an important step to understanding whether bullying is affecting him or her.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), in conjunction with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Assistant Secretary of Planning and Evaluation (ASPE), today awarded a total of $22.9 million to support states throughout the nation in their efforts to improve behavioral health of their citizens by providing community-based Read more
The report, funded by the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, says Oklahoma spends $56.22 per capita on mental health – less than every state and D.C. except Kentucky, Idaho, Florida, Arkansas and Georgia.
The Disaster Distress Helpline 1-800-985-5990 provides immediate crisis counseling to people affected by the tragic shooting in Charleston, South Carolina
The toll-free Helpline is confidential and multilingual and available for those who are experiencing psychological distress as a result of natural or man-made disasters, incidents of mass violence or any other tragedy affecting America’s communities.
SAMHSA’s National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative Helps Children Recover and Thrive with New Campaign
Raising awareness about the impact of child traumatic stress and what parents and caregivers can do to help children recover and thrive is the focus of a new public education campaign launched today by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and its National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative (NCTSI).
The Disaster Distress Helpline 1-800-985-5990 Provides Immediate Crisis Counseling to People Affected By The Flooding in the South Central Plains
The Disaster Distress Helpline 1-800-985-5990 can provide immediate counseling to anyone who needs help in dealing with the flooding in the south central plains. The Helpline is a 24 hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week resource that responds to people who need crisis counseling after experiencing a natural or man-made disaster or tragedy.
SAMHSA is a small federal agency with a big national mission. By working in partnership with states and local organizations, strategically-placed federal funds can have a significant, lasting impact on the delivery of mental health care services.