Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use

New Federal Committee Addresses Serious Mental Illness

Approximately 10 million people in the United States live with serious mental illness, with 35 percent receiving no mental health services. In 2016, Congress took action to address this area of need and passed...
National Prevention Week 2016

#StrongerTogether for National Prevention Week 2016

The fifth annual National Prevention Week (NPW) took place from May 15-21, with communities throughout the country raising awareness and taking action to prevent mental and substance use disorders. The theme...
Staff Sitting in Front of Computer, Watching Webinar

Webinar Series: Addressing Serious Mental Illness

SAMHSA is hosting a series of webinars to address serious mental illness (SMI). The webinars will take place between May and August 2015. Each webinar will describe new and emerging practices across a variety...