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# # # The 21st Century Cures Act signed by President Barack Obama contains smart, well-designed mental-health provisions
Co-authored by: Paolo del Vecchio, MSW, Director of SAMHSA's Center for Mental Health Services 3. Acknowledge that suicide
Every person has value. That's why the loss of lives to suicide is a profound tragedy and why September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month.
Congress left the White House no choice but to shift money to fight Zika. And some comes from the poorly funded opioid response.
Kevin Joseph Ryan was many things. To many in the San Francisco Bay area, he was a lifesaver. To my family, he was the one who brightened our days. To me, he was Uncle Kev.
Federal regulation of the trucking industry dates back to 1935, via the Motor Carrier Act of that year, which extended the authority of the Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC). The ICC itself was created in 1887 in response to public outcry against abuses perpetrated by the railroad industry.
The Gala this year promises to be the best yet. Founded in 1996, Basic Rights Oregon (BRO) is Oregon's main political advocacy and education organization working to end discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
A report released on October 15 is a major step in President Obama's commitment to expand the number of states enacting "Leelah's Law," which would ban the use of conversion therapy to change the sexual orientation or gender identity of lesbian, gay and transgender children and youth.
The practice is "inappropriate and reinforces harmful gender stereotypes."
Some federal grants will even require rehab centers to offer it.
At SAMHSA, all of us are committed to our mission to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.
The Jed Foundation is honored to be partnering with SAMHSA in celebrating this important event in helping raise awareness of adolescent and young adult mental health.
These recent SAMHSA survey results provide a golden opportunity for a scientific and societal shift to reconsider what about American society and culture is resulting in emotional suffering and self-destructive behaviors, especially for certain groups.
The state currently bars medication-assisted treatments for addicts in its drug courts. State judges order defendants off
The president has taken important steps to increase the capacity of the mental health system in the U.S. With the support of Congress, SAMHSA can build on its leadership and success to help all Americans -- including those with SMI -- lead healthy, full, and productive lives in their communities.
A spokesman for the Office of National Drug Control Policy, elaborating on Botticelli’s initiative, said that applicants
Let's keep talking about behavioral health for everyone. But let's stop talking about recovery for serious mental illness and start celebrating people whose brain disorders cause them to live with health challenges comparable to those experienced by cancer patients. The word we need, in the face of so much loss, is hope. Mental illness is not a choice. But hope is. Even in the face of tragedy, today I choose hope.
The mental health industry works very hard to convince government to throw money at "mental health" problems that are very broadly and loosely defined, instead of having a clear focus on delivering basic services to the seriously ill.