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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
April is National Minority Health Month April is National Stress Awareness Month  National Public Health Week (April 1 - 7)
Published: 04/01/2024
SAMHSA recently published the "Consumer Guide: How Can a Peer Specialist Support My Recovery From Problematic Substance Use?"  This guide serves as a comprehensive resource to help individuals with past or current problematic substance use understand who professional peer specialists are, what they do in various work settings, and how to access and pay for […]
Published: 02/06/2024
As the holiday season approaches, SAMHSA recognizes the added stress many individuals feel during this time. This stress can often worsen the symptoms of a mental health condition. Did you know...a recent survey* conducted by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) found that 64% of individuals living with a mental illness reported that their conditions worsened […]
Published: 12/18/2023
National Suicide Prevention Month and Recovery Month are both Awareness Events held during the month of September. National Hispanic Heritage Month is observed from September 15 to October 15th. Join us as we recognize these awareness events during the month of September.    Suicide Prevention Awareness Month:  September is dedicated to raising awareness about Suicide […]
Published: 09/01/2023
Now Available: SAMHSA has issued a new practical guide on Connecting Communities to Substance Use Services: Practical Approaches for First Responders. When first responders (e.g., law enforcement, fire, and EMS) encounter people who use drugs, they have an opportunity to connect those individuals to a variety of substance use services depending on their needs. This […]
Published: 08/15/2023
Check out these resources from the Southeast MHTTC School Mental Health Initiative to help make 'Back to School' a time to thrive for teachers and all students.   1. Comprehensive report including creative strategies for recruiting and retaining School Mental Health Providers       Recruitment and retention of School Mental Health Providers are essential to strong, healthy […]
Published: 08/07/2023
Coordinated Specialty Care for First Episode Psychosis: Costs and Financing Strategies Coordinated Specialty Care (CSC) is a multi-component, evidence-based, early intervention service for individuals experiencing a first episode of psychosis (FEP) that can improve their quality of life and social and clinical outcomes. This newly released SAMHSA report includes data on the cost of CSC […]
Published: 08/04/2023
Recently released SAMHSA Advisory: Digital Therapeutics for Management and Treatment in Behavioral Health. Over the last few years, we've seen rapid changes in digital health, including the widespread use of electronic medical records, mobile applications, wearable devices, and the expansion of telehealth.  Digital Therapeutics (DTx), or health software intended to treat a disorder or condition […]
Published: 08/01/2023
Now Available from SAMHSA: Practical Guide for Implementing a Trauma-Informed Approach  This practical guide updates and expands the discussion presented in SAMHSA's Concept of Trauma and Guidance for a Trauma-Informed Approach Resource from 2014. The primary goal of this guide is to provide implementation strategies across multiple domains based on the original publication. Click here […]
Published: 06/22/2023
During the month of June, we celebrate several awareness events, including Juneteenth, Pride Month, PTSD Awareness Month, and Men's Health Month.    In honor of Juneteenth: Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day, is observed on the anniversary of June 19, 1865. It marks the date when the news of the Emancipation Proclamation reached Texas, nearly 3 […]
Published: 06/01/2023
May is National Mental Health Awareness Month (MHAM). The overarching mission of the Southeast Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (MHTTC) is to develop and share resources on the topic of public mental health. This is especially timely during the month of May as we join a national movement to raise awareness about mental health and highlight […]
Published: 05/01/2023
In collaboration with federal, state, and local partners, SAMHSA’s Office of Recovery (OR) has developed a set of National Model Standards for Peer Support Certification, inclusive of Mental Health, Substance Use, and Family/Youth Peer Support, which closely align with the needs of the behavioral health workforce, and  the over-arching goal of the national mental health […]
Published: 03/31/2023
SAMHSA’s Prevention Day is happening Monday, January 30, 2023, in conjunction with CADCA National Leadership Forum. The event will take place at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in Oxon Hill, Maryland. Whether you are a prevention practitioner, community leader, researcher, scientist, consumer, or an advocate, this interactive forum has something for everyone. Register Here! Aren't […]
Published: 01/27/2023
Southeast MHTTC faculty and staff, along with Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network, co-authored a column titled 'Hearing Their Voices: Engaging Certified Peer Specialists in Dialogues About Racism and Recovery' appearing in Psychiatric Services.  Certified peer specialists (CPSs) may be uniquely situated to help address inequities within the behavioral health system. However, CPSs and other mental health […]
Published: 11/30/2022
The Southeast MHTTC, along with collaboration from the Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network (GMHCN), has published a new brief report in the journal Psychiatric Services. The report details a qualitative study looking at the experiences of Certified Peer Specialists (CPS) as they provided telehealth services during the COVID-19 Pandemic. The findings of this study can […]
Published: 09/26/2022
Advisory: Peer Support Services in Crisis Care This advisory discusses the role of peer support workers and models of peer support services that are available to assist individuals who are experiencing a crisis. Peer support services are a vital component of crisis care. Click here to access this resource. 
Published: 09/12/2022
National Suicide Prevention Month and Recovery Month are both Awareness Events held during the month of September. National Hispanic Heritage Month is observed from September 15 to October 15th. Join us as we recognize these awareness events during the month of September.   National Suicide Prevention Month:  September is dedicated to raising awareness about Suicide Prevention. […]
Published: 09/01/2022
On Saturday, July 16th, the U.S. will transition from the 10-digit National Suicide Prevention Lifeline to 988 – an easy-to-remember three-digit number for 24/7 crisis care. This crisis care outreach effort follows a three-year collaboration by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and the U.S. Department of […]
Published: 07/15/2022
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) recently announced a State Opioid Response (SOR) grant funding opportunity that will provide nearly $1.5 billion to states and territories to help address the Nation’s opioid addiction and overdose epidemic. This funding is a critical tool for supporting the National Drug Control Strategy and the Health and […]
Published: 05/24/2022
Addressing the Child Mental Health State of Emergency in Schools—Opportunities for State Policy Makers | Adolescent Medicine | JAMA Pediatrics | JAMA Network        Southeast MHTTC faculty Janet Cummings and Adam Wilk recently co-authored an article in JAMA Pediatrics with Elizabeth Connors (Yale University and National Center for School Mental Health) that describes […]
Published: 03/31/2022
Recently the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) announced two Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHCs) funding opportunities to expand and increase access to evidence-based mental health and substance use services, including 24-hour mobile crisis teams, screening, and case management.  SAMSHA anticipates funding a combined […]
Published: 03/25/2022
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) recently announced funding opportunities to implement youth suicide prevention and early intervention programs.  Cooperative Agreements for the Garrett Lee Smith (GLS) State/Tribal Youth Suicide Prevention and Early Intervention Program - The purpose of this program is to support states and tribes with implementing youth suicide prevention and […]
Published: 03/11/2022
A recently published report on children’s mental health highlights the continued public health concern of poor mental health among children and adolescents. The report analyzed data from a variety of sources to describe mental health and mental disorders in children during 2013–2019. The most common mental health diagnoses for US children include attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) […]
Published: 03/02/2022
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