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  • Early Psychosis Addressed with State Programs

    National Effort Addresses Early Psychosis

    Funding targets comprehensive help to people experiencing early psychosis.

    Funding targets comprehensive help to people experiencing early psychosis.

    Funding targets comprehensive help to people experiencing early psychosis.

  • Preventing Suicide Among Seniors

    Preventing Suicide Among Seniors

    Suicide rates among older adults are higher than the general population – especially among men. SAMHSA’s toolkit brings prevention guidance to senior centers.

    Suicide rates among older adults are higher than the general population – especially among men. SAMHSA’s toolkit brings prevention guidance to senior centers.

    Suicide rates among older adults are higher than the general population – especially among men. SAMHSA’s toolkit brings prevention guidance to senior centers.

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Comment on Records Confidentiality Rule

A Notice of Proposed Rulemaking was published for public comment regarding 42 CFR Part 2 of the Confidentiality of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Patient Records regulations.
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Mental Health First Aid

Learn the 5 steps in Mental Health First Aid in which anyone can learn the signs and symptoms of mental health crisis and how to help.

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Kimberly Johnson, PhD

CSAT has a New Director!

The Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) at SAMHSA has a new director – Kimberly A. Johnson, Ph.D.
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Suicide Cluster Prevention on Campus

Efforts are underway to prevent “suicide clusters” – an unexpectedly high number of suicides occurring close together in time or space – on college campuses.
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Social Media During a Crisis

Social media has shifted the way we respond to news events and disasters, where information can be shared at lightning speed. Behavioral health organizations must find ways to respond and communicate accurate information quickly.
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Five Tips for Parents to Prevent Drinking in College

The transition from high school to college is a big shift – and parents provide essential guidance and information to keep their young adults safe and healthy. Although a student may be open to discussing...

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