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    Social Media as a Tool for Addressing Behavioral Health

    Social networks provide a living, constantly-updating conversation for stakeholders concerned about mental and substance use disorders – both at SAMHSA and in the community.

    Social networks provide a living, constantly-updating conversation for stakeholders concerned about mental and substance use disorders – both at SAMHSA and in the community.

    Social networks provide a living, constantly-updating conversation for stakeholders concerned about mental and substance use disorders – both at SAMHSA and in the community.

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    Ending Chronic Homelessness

    For Robert M., finding a safe home was a big challenge – job loss resulted in eviction, and then substance use escalated. SAMHSA has been pioneering programs to end chronic homelessness while promoting wellbeing.

    For Robert M., finding a safe home was a big challenge – job loss resulted in eviction, and then substance use escalated. SAMHSA has been pioneering programs to end chronic homelessness while promoting wellbeing.

    For Robert M., finding a safe home was a big challenge – job loss resulted in eviction, and then substance use escalated. SAMHSA has been pioneering programs to end chronic homelessness while promoting wellbeing.

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Farewell from the SAMHSA Administrator

SAMHSA Administrator Pamela S. Hyde, J.D., reflects on the changes at SAMHSA and in the field during her 6 years at the helm of the agency.
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SAMHSA in Vietnam

Under the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), SAMHSA has helped facilitate programs that are changing the perception and treatment of addiction in Vietnam.

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Chartbook Notes Population Differences in Mental Health Services

The 2015 Racial/Ethnic Differences in Mental Health Service Use Among Adults chartbook provides national estimates of mental health service utilization among adults aged 18 or older within different racial and ethnic groups in the United States.
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New Report Reveals Ethnic Behavioral Health Disparities

A new SAMHSA report looks specifically at behavioral health by other influencing factors such as race and ethnicity (white, African American, Asian American/Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander, Latino, and Native American), income level, geographic location, and health insurance status.
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Jail Diversion Programs Help Youth

Approximately 1.9 million youth under the age of 18 were arrested in 2009. And in many cases, these young people have unmet needs for behavioral health services.
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New Suicide Prevention App

SAMHSA's newest suicide prevention resource, the Suicide Safe mobile app was released in March to promote prevention strategies that help health care professionals and others to address suicide risk.

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