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Today is the last day to apply for the Cross-State Leadership Academy for Tobacco-Free Recovery! Organized by the National Center of Excellence for Tobacco-Free Recovery, this initiative aims to reduce commercial tobacco use among people with mental health and substance use conditions.   Over the last decade, states have identified and made “low-cost, no cost” investments that […]
Published: 01/31/2024
The South Southwest MHTTC is thrilled to be hosting its 3rd First Episode Psychosis (FEP) conference! The mission of this event is to bring together stakeholders with a commitment to improving and growing FEP services in the HHS Region 6 South Southwest area of the United States.   About our 2024 FEP conference theme Pausing […]
Published: 01/30/2024
Mental Health Products & Resources Check out our mental health and recovery focused Products and Resources Catalog. Search by topics such as early psychosis, school mental health, peer support, racial equity, Native psychological brilliance, and more!     February 27 Reclaiming Native Psychological Brilliance: Wise Practices - February Event United South and Eastern Tribes, Inc. and New […]
Published: 01/29/2024
January 23 Reclaiming Native Psychological Brilliance: Wise Practices-January 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: 01/22/2024
January is Human Trafficking Prevention Month, a presidentially designated observance designed to educate the public about human trafficking and the role we can play in preventing and responding to human trafficking. This campaign aims to educate, empower, and provide resources to social service providers, healthcare and behavioral healthcare providers, school-based professionals, and other allied professionals […]
Published: 01/19/2024
Watch the recorded virtual panel presentation in honor of Black History Month. The panel features the 2024 Hall of Fame Award Recipients from the Museum of African American Addictions, Treatment, and Recovery and is moderated by our colleagues, Mark Sanders and Kisha Freed. The group discusses the importance of providing culturally-responsive care and ways practitioners can be […]
Published: 01/16/2024
FentAlert: Empowering Youth for Safer Choices - SAMHSA Fentanyl Awareness Youth Challenge   In this Challenge, SAMHSA is seeking the best ideas from U.S. youth, aged 14-18, on a community strategy to increase youth awareness, education, and prevention around the dangers of fentanyl, especially the hidden dangers of fake pills and other contaminants that can […]
Published: 01/16/2024
The "Reclaiming Native Psychological Brilliance: Wise Practices" team received the 2022 Indian Health Service Director's Award on Friday, December 8, 2023 at the National Institute of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. The award is for the Customer Service category: "For outstanding innovative and culturally-immersed behavioral health ECHO series promoting Native Psychological Brilliance." Congratulations to all the […]
Published: 01/16/2024
Culturally Responsive Care in Early Psychosis 3: Amanda Weber Amanda Weber and host Joey Rodriguez discuss culturally responsive care for youth experiencing early psychosis. This podcast episode is sponsored by the New England Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Network (MHTTC). Listen Here!     January 9 Family Matters: Strategies for families supporting people who have […]
Published: 01/08/2024
Finding solutions to workforce challenges is an ongoing need in SAMHSA HHS Region 3. To this end, the Central East MHTTC, in partnership with the Annapolis Coalition, launched the Achieving Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI) Recruitment and Retention Learning Community on December 13, 2023. Twenty-four behavioral health professionals representing eight select Maryland and Pennsylvania organizations […]
Published: 01/06/2024
  Happy 2024!   We hope your new year is already off to a fantastic start. We know ours is — 2024 is shaping up to be an exciting year!   Read on to learn about some of our exciting "to dos", like the Middle America School Mental Health Conference and ARC for Behavioral Health Professionals: A Training […]
Published: 01/03/2024
SAMHSA’s 20th Prevention Day (SPD) takes place on Monday, January 29, 2024, in conjunction with CADCA National Leadership Forum at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland.   Join them for the largest annual national gathering dedicated to advancing the prevention of substance use and misuse. They'll celebrate the 20th anniversary […]
Published: 01/03/2024
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), has released the new report Foundation Work for Exploring Incompetence to Stand Trial Evaluations and Competence Restoration for People with Serious Mental Illness/Serious Emotional Disturbance. This publication provides an overview of the status of the fields of competence to stand trial (CST), incompetence to stand trial, […]
Published: 01/02/2024
Happy new year from your friends and colleagues at the New England MHTTC! We wish you a year full of health and wellness.     January 9 Family Matters: Strategies for families supporting people who have experiences labeled as psychosis This session will inform participants about a variety of innovative strategies providers can share with […]
Published: 01/02/2024
By:  Kisha Freed and Mark Sanders Ella Fitzgerald’s 1938 blues song, “When I Get Low, I Get High,” eloquently summarizes the medicinal role alcohol and other drugs have played for African Americans experiencing oppression, isolation, and depression (Sanders, Sanders and White, 2006). The first article of this three-part series discusses the cultural importance of spirituality […]
Published: 12/21/2023
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
We wish you a happy holiday season and end of the year! Here at the New England MHTTC, we treasure wellness and want to thank you for all you do each day to support mental and physical health for individuals and their families throughout our region.   While the year-end can bring joy, it can also bring […]
Published: 12/18/2023
SAMHSA’s 20th Prevention Day (SPD) takes place on Monday, January 29, 2024, in conjunction with CADCA National Leadership Forum at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland. Join us for the largest annual national gathering dedicated to advancing the prevention of substance use and misuse. We'll celebrate the 20th anniversary of […]
Published: 12/14/2023
  Members of the Mid-America MHTTC gathered in New Orleans, LA, for the Annual Conference on Advancing School Mental Health in early December.   Our time at the conference kicked off with a pre-conference session gathering Project AWARE grantees together. We were so excited to see the Region 7 grantees from across Nebraska, Kansas and […]
Published: 12/12/2023
Embracing Authenticity: A Guide to Authenticity and Cultural Awareness at Work This comprehensive guide is designed to support BIPOC employees, allies, and leadership in fostering a more inclusive and supportive workplace environment. By recognizing and addressing the unique challenges faced by People of Color, promoting allyship, and empowering leadership, we can create a workplace where […]
Published: 12/11/2023
Publication date: November 27, 2023 By: Tanner Bommersbach, MD, MPH; Policy Fellow, Center for Mental Health Services   As we approach the holiday season, it is important to remember that it is very common to feel added stress — and this stress can worsen symptoms of a mental health condition, such as depression or anxiety, or a substance use […]
Published: 12/06/2023
  Our ever-popular Adult Resilience Curriculum content is expanding! We are so excited to announce the first-ever ARC for Behavioral Health Professionals: A Training of Trainers.   This two-day workshop will walk teams through all they need to know to implement the Adult Resilience Curriculum into their organizations. Teams can expect to learn more about […]
Published: 12/04/2023
  It's hard to believe we've flown through 2023. As we take in the final days of the year, we hope you and your team, family, and friends take time to recharge and refresh. We'll see you in the New Year!   Click here to read the November and December newsletters.    
Published: 12/04/2023
Culturally Responsive Care in Early Psychosis Vera Muñiz-Saurré and host Joey Rodriguez discuss experiences with culturally responsive care in early psychosis and strategies for providers. This Changing the Conversation podcast episode is sponsored by the New England Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Network (MHTTC). Listen Here!   December 5 Racial Equity Audit Webinar Series This […]
Published: 12/04/2023
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