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May 28 Reclaiming Native Psychological Brilliance: Wise Practices- May Event United South and Eastern Tribes, Inc. and New England MHTTC would like to invite you and your staff to attend "Reclaiming Native Psychological Brilliance: Wise Practices,"a Tribal Behavioral Health ECHO webinar series. Native psychological brilliance refers to the intelligence, strengths, balance, innate resources, and resilience of Native people.   […]
Published: 05/28/2024
May 21 Partnering with Families in Behavioral Health: The FAMILY Approach Join us to learn about person-centered, family-driven partnerships to support the recovery journey for individuals with mental health and/or substance use challenges and their families—the focus of a new, free, online course module Partnering with Families in Behavioral Health, developed by the National Family […]
Published: 05/22/2024
While maternal health is a recognized public health crisis in the United States, mental health, substance misuse, and substance use disorder (SUD) are often overlooked as part of the crisis. Mental health conditions, substance misuse, and SUD that occur during the perinatal period (before, during, and up to one year after pregnancy) are the leading cause of maternal mortality. […]
Published: 05/17/2024
Kristine's Journey: From Coping to Serving and Leading  By Kristine Irizarry, Education Manager, New England Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Growing up in Puerto Rico, where discussions about mental health were often avoided, I never questioned this cultural norm. Even with both parents facing mental health challenges, I just learned to tread carefully through life—always […]
Published: 05/13/2024
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), through the Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS), is convening a one-day Symposium representing a cross-section of mental health stakeholders on May 17, from 8am-5pm ET, to share information and best practices for improving mental health outcomes for children, youth, young adults, and their families in […]
Published: 05/10/2024
SAMHSA has released the new publication Behavioral Health among Older Adults: Results from the 2021 and 2022 National Surveys on Drug Use and Health. This new infographic highlights substance use and mental health indicators among adults aged 60 or older in the United States.
Published: 05/10/2024
By Kristine Irizarry, Education Manager, New England Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Growing up in Puerto Rico, where discussions about mental health were often avoided, I never questioned this cultural norm. Even with both parents facing mental health challenges, I just learned to tread carefully through life—always wary of potential issues related to the mental […]
Published: 05/09/2024
The Northwest MHTTC supports professionals working to improve behavioral health outcomes for those with or at risk of serious mental illness across Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington (SAMHSA’s Region 10). Our region is home to many vibrant and diverse tribal communities, including the 272 federally recognized Tribes and hundreds of non-federally recognized Tribes. Since receiving […]
Published: 05/08/2024
Read our full May 2024 newsletter here! And to access all our past newsletters, visit our archive.
Published: 05/08/2024
The Mid-America MHTTC spent a few days last month at #NatCon24 in St. Louis, MO! In addition to attending many exciting and enriching presentations (including a keynote from Michelle Obama), Mid-America School Mental Health Program Director Dr. Erika Franta presented on Preventing and Addressing Violence in K-12 Schools alongside members of our Network Coordinating Office. The panel, […]
Published: 05/08/2024
During FY 2023, the Northwest MHTTC conducted a needs assessment survey of key stakeholders, mental health organizations and practitioners, and others in our region. Questions focused on technical assistance and training needs, priority topics, barriers to training, and preferences. This report focuses on key findings from the 326 participants across Alaska, Oregon, Idaho and Washington. […]
Published: 05/08/2024
By Martha Staeheli, PhD, Director, School Mental Health Initiative, New England Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Schools can be the foundation of compassion, community resilience, and encouragement. They are often safe havens, sanctuaries, and sometimes temporary shelters. For some children, schools are the windows of the world. In order to aid children in their growth […]
Published: 05/06/2024
Recognizing Mental Health Month May is Mental Health Month. Mental health is key for everyone! The Mental Health Technology Transfer Center assembled a compilation of products and resources geared towards mental health awareness, literacy, and promotion.  Learn More! May 6 Early Psychosis Prescriber Consultation Series: Long-Acting Injectable Antipsychotics The Massachusetts Psychosis Network for Early Treatment […]
Published: 05/06/2024
Learn more about innovative approaches and practices in addiction, prevention, and mental health services that cultivate and support the engagement of communities of color! Join the New England MHTTC, ATTC, and PTTC from May 13-15, 2024, as they: Register today!
Published: 05/01/2024
Numerous communities across the Midwest faced traumatic severe weather events this past weekend. On April 26, tornadoes across Nebraska and Iowa destroyed homes and shook communities across the region. The following day in Oklahoma, another string of tornadoes made a devastating mark — leaving 100 people injured and four killed.  The Mid-America MHTTC sends an […]
Published: 04/30/2024
The 2024 National Strategy for Suicide Prevention, updated for the first time in more than 10 years, outlines concrete recommendations for addressing gaps and meeting the needs of at-risk populations. The nation’s suicide prevention strategy includes a pillar prioritizing equity, an essential requirement for addressing populations disproportionately impacted by suicide. Learn more
Published: 04/29/2024
April 29 Psychosis Informed Care in Community Outpatient Settings: Increasing Engagement & Insight when Working with Individuals who Experience Psychosis This webinar will provide tips for increasing engagement andunderstanding insight when working with individuals who experience psychosis. Some of the learning goals of this webinar include: Presenters: Emily Kline is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry […]
Published: 04/29/2024
April 23 Reclaiming Native Psychological Brilliance: Wise Practices - April Event United South and Eastern Tribes, Inc. and New England MHTTC would like to invite you and your staff to attend "Reclaiming Native Psychological Brilliance: Wise Practices," a Tribal Behavioral Health ECHO webinar series. Native psychological brilliance refers to the intelligence, strengths, balance, innate resources, and resilience of Native […]
Published: 04/22/2024
April 17 Insight and Treatment Engagement in Serious Mental Illness By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to describe: Presenter: Dr. Keshavan is Stanley Cobb Professor of Psychiatry at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, as well as Academic Head of the department. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Schizophrenia […]
Published: 04/15/2024
April 17 Insight and Treatment Engagement in Serious Mental Illness By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to describe: Presenter: Dr. Keshavan is Stanley Cobb Professor of Psychiatry at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, as well as Academic Head of the department. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Schizophrenia […]
Published: 04/15/2024
Northwest MHTTC is proud to present its Year 5 Annual Report Summary, which captures a brief snapshot of the Center's reach from September 2022 - September 2023. This includes the main "core" grant as well as a continued School Mental Health supplement. Every year Northwest MHTTC provides training and technical assistance to the behavioral health […]
Published: 04/10/2024
The Mid-America MHTTC team made their way to Seward, NE, in late March for the Four Corners Health Department's Building Resilience to Strengthen Youth and Family event. Mid-America MHTTC Trainers Dr. Kaitlyn Young and Eliza Godfrey presented on Evidence Based Practices for Building Resilient Families. They discussed:  Thank you to the Four Corners Health Department for […]
Published: 04/04/2024
In early March, Mid-America MHTTC Project Director Dr. Brandy Clarke appeared on Rural Health Matters on RFD-TV. RFD-TV is a news station devoted to covering rural topics and issues. Dr. Clarke joined the broadcast as a guest of University of Nebraska Medical Center Chancellor Dr. Jeffrey Gold. In the segment, Dr. Clarke discussed topics like […]
Published: 04/03/2024
The National Council on Aging is proud to host the 7th annual Older Adult Mental Health Awareness Day Symposium. This event is co-sponsored with the U.S. Administration for Community Living, the Health Resources and Services Administration, and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Registration is free and includes a full day of sessions on how […]
Published: 04/03/2024
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