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SAMHSA Shares Latest Behavioral Health Data, Including Opioid Misuse

SAMHSA’s National Survey on Drug Use and Health provides the latest estimates on substance use and mental health. The post SAMHSA Shares Latest Behavioral Health Data, Including Opioid Misuse appeared first on .

SAMHSA Celebrates Recovery Month

Every September, as a part of National Recovery Month, SAMHSA celebrates people who have achieved long-term recovery from mental and substance use disorders and those who provide treatment and recovery services. The post SAMHSA Celebrates Recovery Month appeared first on .

Dr. McCance-Katz Appointed Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use

Dr. McCance-Katz is the first Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use. This position was created under the 21st Century Cures Act and will support behavioral health priorities including the opioid epidemic. The post Dr. McCance-Katz Appointed Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use appeared first on .

Enhancing Trauma-Informed Approaches in Behavioral Healthcare

SAMHSA seeks to integrate and enhance trauma-informed approaches in behavioral healthcare. The post Enhancing Trauma-Informed Approaches in Behavioral Healthcare appeared first on .

Learning Center Brings Research to Practice

SAMHSA launched a redesigned NREPP Learning Center to support the use of research to improve behavioral health. The post Learning Center Brings Research to Practice appeared first on .

Pain Management and Opioid Use with Veterans and Service Members

SAMHSA is working with the VA and DoD to enhance informed prescribing practices and prevent misuse with veterans and military service members that can result in overdose or death. The post Pain Management and Opioid Use with Veterans and Service Members appeared first on .

“Making Each Day Count” for Prevention Week

This week individuals, communities, and organizations focused on "making each day count" - this year's theme for Prevention Week. The post “Making Each Day Count” for Prevention Week appeared first on .

Olympians Phelps and Schmitt Join with SAMHSA to Promote Children’s Mental Health

The Olympians shared how they would isolate during periods of depression and what helped them recover. The post Olympians Phelps and Schmitt Join with SAMHSA to Promote Children’s Mental Health appeared first on .

Spotlights on Six Trauma-Informed Resilient Communities

Series highlights efforts underway to stimulate collaborations that address trauma. The post Spotlights on Six Trauma-Informed Resilient Communities appeared first on .

Self-Care for Providers During Change and Stress

Five key self-care tips for health care professionals. The post Self-Care for Providers During Change and Stress appeared first on .
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