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This brief provides a broad-based overview of workforce issues to consider when addressing the needs of older adults living with SMI. This brief also includes information on the changing demographics of the aging population, challenges faced by a provider workforce, workforce issues, and ideas for strengthening the geriatric workforce to address SMI. Please click HERE for […]
Published: 05/24/2019
SAMHSA, the Administration for Community Living, and the National Coalition on Mental Health and Aging invite you to mark your calendar for the second National Older Adult Mental Health Awareness Day! Monday, May 20, 2019, 1-3:30 pm Eastern Time. This event is designed to raise public awareness around the mental health of older Americans and […]
Published: 05/15/2019
Thomasine Heitkamp and her team were in the middle of a teleconference, pursuing progress in their extensive grant work, when President Mark Kennedy and Provost Tom DiLorenzo walked through the door. Kent Lovelace arrived at the Dean’s Office in Odegard Hall, expecting a meeting about yet another exciting career pathway program for UND’s students. Both […]
Published: 05/15/2019
It is estimated that 14-23% of women will experience depressive disorders during pregnancy; many of which will be misdiagnosed, undiagnosed and go untreated. The Mountain Plains MHTTC has developed a slide deck and accompanying podcast to provide a brief overview of perinatal depression. Access this free Perinatal Depression curriculum.
Published: 05/15/2019
The Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center has conducted a mental health training and technical assistance needs assessment in March, 2019. The electronic survey was disseminated electronically to a myriad of individuals to include, but not limited to, the following groups:       A listserv developed for the Mountain Plains MHTTC Single State Authority (SSA) […]
Published: 05/15/2019
Schools are the cornerstones or rural communities and are often critical in addressing the mental health needs of students and their families. The Mountain Plains MHTTC collaborated with six schools in North Dakota, Montana and Wyoming in an initiative to promote positive mental health throughout the school day. Each school developed a Community of Practice […]
Published: 05/14/2019
On Monday, April 29th, New England-MHTTC and Yale University hosted the Childhood-Trauma Learning Collaborative (C-TLC) Kick-off Meeting. Aside from the opportunity to network with other specialists in the field, attendees were also able to further their knowledge on topics, such as: the science behind trauma, the challenges of the opioid epidemic and other drug addiction, […]
Published: 05/01/2019
We are seeking volunteers from Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, American Samoa, Guam, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia and Palau to serve on the Pacific Southwest MHTTC Advisory Board. The purpose of the MHTTC Advisory Board is to offer our team with valuable insights on critical topics in the mental health arena for this region, […]
Published: 04/26/2019
This publication, created by Emotions Matter, highlights how "single case agreements" can be used to provide insurance coverage for treatment related to Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). Click here to access the publication.  
Published: 04/22/2019
According to the nonprofit organization Mindful Minds, farmers are at high risk for mental health crises due largely to the unpredictable nature of the profession, while negative stigma also permeates the culture of the Midwest. To combat stigma, Mindful Minds aims to spread mental health knowledge and awareness in rural agricultural communities. In rural Lake […]
Published: 04/08/2019
2019 SCRA Award for Distinguished Contributions to Practice in Community Psychology Award Dennis Mohatt has made substantial contributions to community psychology practice. He has served in numerous community mental health leadership, advocacy, advisory, and activist roles, at the community, state, and federal levels. Mr. Mohatt’s work has had a meaningful impact on a national scope, […]
Published: 04/08/2019
American Indian & Alaska Native Leadership Academy Take the lead and impact your community! This year-long program offers a unique opportunity for mental health, behavioral health, substance use providers, or helping professionals to explore their unique skills and leadership potential through trainings, an individual project, and mentor support. We are currently seeking mentors and mentees […]
Published: 02/19/2019
Feds Choose Rutgers for Regional Mental Health 'Tech Transfer Center' by Lilo H. Stainton. Click here to read a news story on the funding of the new MHTTC.
Published: 02/19/2019
Idioms of distress are considered as a way a culture express stress, which includes signs and symptoms. Per Lima, de Jesus & Razzouk (2015) meta-analysis research, they found a common description of the symptoms of the three main Hispanic and Latino idioms of distress, which are: Nervios, Ataques de Nervios y Susto.   Nervios present somatic […]
Published: 02/15/2019
If you've ever wondered what is the difference between both terms, keep on reading for the definitions. HISPANIC Being a person of Latin American descent and especially of Cuban, Mexican, or Puerto Rican origin living in the U.S. Of or relating to the people, speech, or culture of Spain. (Merriam Webster Dictionary, 2019) LATINO A person […]
Published: 02/15/2019
New Grant Will Help Professionals at UND, Across the Western Plains Posted on the Grand Forks Herald's webpage on September 2, 2018 A new grant will help professionals at UND and throughout the western plains be better prepared to help those affected by serious mental health illness. The UND College of Nursing and Professional Disciplines […]
Published: 02/14/2019
UND, WICHE Receive Federal Award to Co-Lead New Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Posted on UND's University Letter webpage on August 30, 2018 The UND College of Nursing and Professional Disciplines and the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) Behavioral Health Program have been selected by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA) to co–administer a […]
Published: 02/14/2019
SMI Adviser is a new SAMHSA-funded project developed by the American Psychiatric Association as part of the Clinical Support System for Serious Mental Illness (CSS-SMI). The SMI Adviser website provides education, data, and consultation for clinicians, as well as resources for patients and families. SMI Adviser requests responses to a 4-minute survey to identify the […]
Published: 02/13/2019
MHTTC-NE staff interviewed about 40 stakeholders across the New England region to identify existing strengths and resources to build on and areas of particular need to address in terms of the Center’s workforce development activities. Findings indicate that while there is already access to a considerable amount of technical assistance available in the region, a […]
Published: 02/12/2019
by Lisa Spellman, UNMC public relations | January 24, 2019 The Behavioral Health Education Center of Nebraska (BHECN) at UNMC has received a five-year, $3.7 million collaborative grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.   The Mid-American Mental Health Technology & […]
Published: 02/12/2019
Posted on SAMHSA's Newsroom/Press-Announcements webpage on Thursday, January 24, 2019 The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD) are working to create a registry of crisis intervention beds for people with serious mental illness (SMI) in need.  A shortage of inpatient beds and […]
Published: 02/07/2019
Years of research and knowledge of evidence-based practices show that well-designed mental health prevention, treatment, and recovery support efforts are effective and can have multiple benefits for individuals with mental disorders, including serious mental illness. The purpose of the MHTTC Network is technology transfer - disseminating and implementing evidence-based practices for mental disorders into the […]
Published: 02/04/2019
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