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    Mary Lambert Promotes Children’s Mental Health

    Singer and songwriter Mary Lambert joined dignitaries in Washington, DC on May 7 to celebrate National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day.

    Singer and songwriter Mary Lambert joined dignitaries in Washington, DC on May 7 to celebrate National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day.

    Singer and songwriter Mary Lambert joined dignitaries in Washington, DC on May 7 to celebrate National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day.

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    Suicide and Middle-Aged Men

    The death of Robin Williams shocked the nation and raised awareness about the growing concern of suicide by middle-aged men. But mental health experts are embarking on new strategies to prevent and more effectively work with this population.

    The death of Robin Williams shocked the nation and raised awareness about the growing concern of suicide by middle-aged men. But mental health experts are embarking on new strategies to prevent and more effectively work with this population.

    The death of Robin Williams shocked the nation and raised awareness about the growing concern of suicide by middle-aged men. But mental health experts are embarking on new strategies to prevent and more effectively work with this population.

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Managing Chronic Pain & Medication Misuse

Learn how health care providers are using new tools to help patients manage chronic pain while limiting long-term health risks and without misusing addicting medications.

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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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Better Data to Improve Behavioral Health

A new partnership between SAMHSA and USDA will provide better data and information about behavioral health in America – especially rural and hard-to-reach communities.
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Improving Mental Health in America

A recent SAMHSA report revealed that among the 10 million adults with serious mental illness, nearly 70 percent had received mental health services in the past year. SAMHSA continues to support improvements to mental health in America.
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Preventing the Misuse of Prescription Painkillers

Prescription medications can be a powerful tool among the treatments for acute or chronic pain, but they can have unintended consequences if used inappropriately – especially for people in recovery from a substance use disorder.
By Pamela S. Hyde, J.D.

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