Thursday, June 20, 2013

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SAMHSA Headlines  •  1-877-SAMHSA-7 (1-877-726-4727) June 20, 2013
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This program will serve as a national resource and training center to prevent mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders to increase the effectiveness of youth violence prevention and promote the healthy development of children and youth.
The purpose of this program is to prevent and reduce substance abuse and transmission of HIV/AIDS among African American, Hispanic/Latino, and American Indian/Alaska Native young adults on campus.
A new SAMHSA report based on a survey of all 13,720 known substance abuse treatment facilities across the Nation shows that facilities in the most urban settings were nearly twice as likely to offer onsite screening services as substance treatment facilities located in the most rural settings (51 percent vs. 27 percent).
Proposed activities can include live chatting via the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline website, safety planning, SMS functionality, scheduling and appointment reminders, and mapping/transportation functionality showing locations of health care resources.
The SAMHSA-sponsored Helpline, 800-985-5990, offers counseling to those affected by recent severe storms in several states, the tragedy in Santa Monica, or any natural or human-caused disaster.
Upcoming Events
This interactive webinar will explore the practical knowledge and experiences of three addiction treatment providers already integrating primary care services.
National experts will provide recent scientific findings on underage and binge drinking in the United States, new research findings on the relationship between state alcohol policies and underage drinking, and more.
Dr. Joe Parks, medical director for Missouri's Department of Mental Health and a Missouri Health Home provider, will share outcomes achieved in Missouri's first year of implementation.
Participate in person or via webcast to learn more about the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention, available tools, resources, and the ultimate goal of eliminating suicide. Location: Chicago, Illinois.
Register for the July 11 or August 7 webinars that will discuss the main provisions in the Affordable Care Act and how to access care in your community. Topics include the Health Insurance Marketplace, how to enroll in health insurance, and how to receive updates on implementation of the law.
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United States Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration
1 Choke Cherry Road  |  Rockville, MD 20857  |  1-877-SAMHSA-7 (1-877-726-4727)  |
SAMHSA is a public health agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Its mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.

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