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The National American Indian And Alaska Native MHTTC participated at the International Initiative for Mental Health Leadership Exchange 2019, in Washington DC, 9.-10 of September. Participants from New Zealand, Australia, Greenland, Canada and U.S. attended the event hosted at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian.  In the picture: Top row, from left: Dolores […]
Published: 10/02/2019
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIH) recently announced the winners of their Speaking Up About Mental Health national essay challenge, which was designed to spur conversations about mental health and encourage youth to seek help for mental health issues. Ten winners and two honorable mentions were selected from among more than 160 teens from across the U.S. and […]
Published: 10/01/2019
The Central East MHTTC is hosting the following webinar on October 16, 2pm EDT, to provide Parent Peer Support (PPS) services that help parents who have children with special needs find and become reliable allies for each other. Parent support providers bring expertise based on their own experience parenting children or youth with social, emotional, behavioral, or substance use […]
Published: 09/30/2019
Tobacco use is widespread among individuals with serious mental illness (SMI), and the high prevalence of tobacco-related mortality among them is well-documented. Research shows that individuals with SMI who smoke are as interested in quitting as those without SMI, and can do so without jeopardizing their mental health recovery. There is a critical need to engage mental health program directors and […]
Published: 09/30/2019
Published: 09/25/2019
September 19, 2019 Housed with the Rural Health Information Hub, the new Rural Suicide Prevention Toolkit, created in partnership with the University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center and the NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis, compiles evidence-based models and resources to support organizations employing suicide prevention programs in rural communities. The modules in […]
Published: 09/19/2019
September 6, 2019 NBC News reports that “From 1999 to 2016, the rate of suicide among Americans ages 25 to 64 rose by 41 percent, researchers reported in JAMA Network Open. Rates among people living in rural counties were 25 percent higher than those in major metropolitan areas. A number of factors appear to be […]
Published: 09/19/2019
This webinar hosted by the Southeast MHTTC will examine suicide prevention in health care settings. It will compare progress that has been made in reducing cardiovascular disease (CVD) deaths with the lack of progress in reducing suicide deaths. Interventions that have reduced CVD deaths will be compared with interventions that are available to reduce suicide […]
Published: 09/18/2019
About the Learning Collaborative  The Person-Centered Recovery Planning (PCRP) Learning Collaborative ran from December 2019 until April of 2021, with five behavioral health organizations representing the states of Maine, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island, selected through a formal application process. Each agency convened a change team to attend a series of knowledge-dissemination webinars, a two-day […]
Published: 09/18/2019
Holly Echo-Hawk, who works with C4 Innovations and New England MHTTC as a tribal behavioral health expert, was the lead organizer of an international Indigenous behavioral health convening that was held on September 9-10 in Washington, DC at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian. Thirty Indigenous attendees from Australia, Canada, Greenland, New Zealand, […]
Published: 09/17/2019
The Program for Recovery and Community Health (PRCH) is a part of the Yale Department of Psychiatry that works to promote the recovery, self-determination, and inclusion of people experiencing psychiatric disability, addiction, and discrimination by focusing on their strengths and the valuable contributions they can make to their communities. In late 2018, the PRCH received […]
Published: 09/17/2019
“MoodPal is a multifaceted and comprehensive physician and patient app that combines the features of ‘mood trending, social connection, personalized media, and daily check-ins’ to improve emotional intelligence and provide visual data regarding an individual’s mental health progress.” Dr. Alexander Au, a mental health advocate and member of the Global Mental Health Initiative is the […]
Published: 09/16/2019
Recovery Month is a national observance held every September to educate Americans that substance use treatment and mental health services can enable those with mental and substance use disorders to live healthy and rewarding lives. Now in its 30th year, Recovery Month celebrates the gains made by those in recovery. Save the following dates for SAMHSA's […]
Published: 09/13/2019
Eight of the top ten states with the highest suicide rates in the nation are in the rural mountain West, including Colorado. The region has been labeled "the suicide belt." Even scenic mountain resort towns like Aspen and Durango, Colo., have reported upticks in suicide. Suicide is a problem everywhere in rural America though. More […]
Published: 09/12/2019
Our Native American and Alaska Native Leadership Academy kicked off with a 5-day Immersion Training at the Meskwaki Hotel and Casino in Tama, Iowa in August 2019. Mentees gathered on Monday and began their yearlong training in various leadership topics including recognizing personal strengths, delegation, the art of listening, addressing conflict, and more. On Wednesday, […]
Published: 09/11/2019
The American Psychological Association recently released a new depression treatment resource, Clinical Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Depression Across Three Age Cohorts. The guideline recommends interventions for the treatment of depression in children and adolescents, adults, and older adults. Recommendations are based on a systematic review of the scientific evidence, a weighing of the benefits and harms […]
Published: 09/05/2019
Suicide is a complex, national public health issue that affects communities nationwide, with more than 45,000 Americans, including more than 6,000 Veterans, dying by suicide every year. Suicide is preventable, and special training is not needed to prevent suicide. Everyone can play a role by learning to recognize warning signs, showing compassion to Veterans in […]
Published: 09/05/2019
In 2015, South Dakota declared a state of emergency following a sequence of youth suicides on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. A recent summer study program on telehealth and telemedicine within the state legislature highlighted poor access to mental health services as a major contributing factor. Discusses bills passed earlier this year to improve access […]
Published: 09/05/2019
Access to broadband can be a significant barrier to providing telebehavioral health services in rural communities. The Pew Research Center recently shared that “Even though rural areas are more wired today than in the past, other research shows that substantial segments of rural America still lack the infrastructure needed for high-speed internet, and what access […]
Published: 08/30/2019
Utah has one of the highest rates death by suicide in the U.S. and a high rate of gun ownership. When those two factors collide you get a population with lethal access to lethal means, resulting in 85% of firearm deaths being suicides. And the rate in rural parts of the state is higher than […]
Published: 08/30/2019
SAMHSA has released the latest data findings from the 2018 NSDUH. NSDUH provides estimates of the use of illegal substances, prescription drugs, alcohol, and tobacco, as well as mental disorders, treatment, and co-occurring substance use and mental disorders in the United States. NSDUH data also help to identify the extent of substance use and mental […]
Published: 08/20/2019
SAMHSA Sponsored Webinar about Mental Health in Schools  Learn how emotional regulation is related to mental illness, tools you can use to support children master emotional understanding and control, and how to pay for programs that support social emotional learning. August 30th 12:30pm Eastern Time, the RAND Corporation will dive into how to get mental […]
Published: 08/20/2019
The New England MHTTC and the Great Lakes MHTTC are excited to offer a Learning Collaborative on Trauma-informed Care Implementation.   Guided by experts in TIC implementation, our learning collaborative will help you and your team develop a plan to focused on strategies, and concrete steps to bringing a trauma-informed approach to your services, systems, […]
Published: 08/14/2019
Access the Guide! The Mountain Plains MHTTC recently released a new product addressing rural school mental health. This guide provides resources specific to addressing the unique mental health training and technical assistance needs of schools serving rural and remote communities. School administrators, faculty, and support staff are facing increasing pressure to respond to a host […]
Published: 08/13/2019
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