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Honoring Juneteenth June 19, 1865, was the day that enslaved Black people living in Texas received the news that they were free by executive decree. This day became known as "Juneteenth," also "Freedom Day," "Emancipation Day," "Jubilee Day," "Juneteenth Independence Day," and "Black Independence Day." The news arrived in Galveston, Texas, 2 and a half […]
Published: 06/17/2024
by Isabel-Kai Fisher June 19, 1865, was the day that enslaved Black people living in Texas received the news that they were free by executive decree. This day became known as "Juneteenth" also "Freedom Day," "Emancipation Day," "Jubilee Day," "Juneteenth Independence Day," and "Black Independence Day." The news arrived in Galveston, Texas, 2 and a […]
Published: 06/14/2024
This issue brief offers valuable information to State Mental Health Authorities (SMHA) about the benefits of peer support and inclusion of the peer workforce throughout the behavioral health continuum. The document highlights current standards and best practices for including peer support workers as an essential component of services delivery for mental and co-occurring disorders, like […]
Published: 06/13/2024
Three unique perspectives…one unifying vision – a world in which every LGBTQ youth has access to an affirming school community where they feel safe, respected, and embraced.  Join us as we conclude Pride Month with a dynamic panel presentation offering insights from personal, parental, and professional perspectives borne out of groundbreaking work and advocacy in […]
Published: 06/13/2024
ICYMI: Read Part 1 of this 2-part blog series! Acute Stress Disorder (ASD) is a psychological response to a traumatic event that typically arises within a month of the experience. If untreated, ASD can evolve into Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Additionally, individuals with PTSD are at an increased risk of developing substance use disorders (SUD), […]
Published: 06/12/2024
The majority of clients with substance use disorder (SUD) have a concurrent traumatic stress disorder (Mate, 2010). The traumatic stress disorder often precedes the SUD (Wright, 2022).  Both disorders have unique triggers. The two disorders in combination can play off each other and lead persons with co-occurring disorders to slip through the cracks (Sanders, 2011). […]
Published: 06/12/2024
June 10-13 New England School of Addiction and Prevention Studies: Summer School 55th Annual New England School of Addiction and Prevention Studies, Worcester State University, MA – June 10 – 13, 2024 – Hybrid – Face-To-Face and Virtual Options for Attendance Courses are designed for the extensive demands of today's professionals and organizations: Join us […]
Published: 06/10/2024
As the baby boom cohort continues to age, the number of older adults in the United States continues to grow, now making up over 20 percent of the general population. Substance use and mental health are major public health concerns among older adults, despite tremendous emotional resiliency in this population. Behavioral Health among Older Adults: Results […]
Published: 06/04/2024
In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month (May 2024), the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) recently announced $46.8 million in notices of funding opportunities to promote youth mental health, grow the behavioral health workforce, improve access to culturally competent behavioral care across the country, and strengthen peer recovery and recovery support. These […]
Published: 06/04/2024
SAMHSA's Region 3 Central East Mental Health Technology Transfer Center partnered with Advocates for Human Potential, Inc. (AHP) to develop Black and Latinx Perinatal PTSD: What Behavioral Health Providers Need to Know. This four-session virtual training series aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of perinatal post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), specifically in the context of Black and Latinx […]
Published: 06/04/2024
June 3 Early Psychosis Prescriber Consultation Series: Optimal Use of Clozapine The Massachusetts Psychosis Network for Early Treatment (MAPNET) and the New England Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (MHTTC) will host a virtual monthly “Early Psychosis Prescriber Consultation Series” led by Dr. Matcheri Keshavan on prescribing practices for early psychosis, including a review of a selected monthly […]
Published: 06/03/2024
We had an exciting week here in Nebraska! Our team attended the Middle America School Mental Health Conference and Nebraska School Mental Health Conference, both in Omaha, NE. We had such a fantastic time connecting with so many school mental health champions from across the country. And to make the event even sweeter, we got […]
Published: 05/31/2024
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 many non-federally recognized Tribes. Since receiving funding […]
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
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