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As part of SAMHSA’s 2023 National Recovery Month efforts, SAMHSA’s Office of Recovery has released the Recovery from Substance Use and Mental Health Problems Among Adults in the United States Report. Based on data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), an annual survey sponsored by SAMHSA, key findings from the report include: […]
Published: 09/20/2023
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Published: 09/19/2023
Because individuals with vision loss can experience a higher prevalence of depression, anxiety, and other mental health issues as compared to their sighted peers, Prevent Blindness, the nation’s leading nonprofit eye health and safety organization, has engaged experts from around the country to raise awareness, provide education and offer newly developed resources for patients, care […]
Published: 09/18/2023
September 19 Competencies for Peer Support Workers in Crisis Services: Listening Session A 90-minute listening session with peers who currently provide support in crisis settings to review our draft self-assessment tool. This self-assessment tool was designed based on the Core Competencies and is intended for peers new or familiar with crisis work to reflect upon […]
Published: 09/18/2023
In honor of National Recovery Month, our colleagues from the Prevention Technology Transfer Center Network (Region 1) would like to highlight the important role of recovery friendly workplaces. Join them for this upcoming event. The four major dimensions of recovery remain: Home, Community, Health and Purpose which have been critical pillars on the road to recovery. The Recovery Friendly Workplace Initiative […]
Published: 09/14/2023
SAMHSA has issued a new practical guide on Maintaining Fidelity to ACT: Current Issues and Innovations in Implementation. To support continued efficacy of Assertive Community Treatment (ACT), it is critical to reaffirm its fundamentals and promote awareness of new developments relevant to implementation of the model. Serving as a follow-up and companion product to SAMHSA’s […]
Published: 09/13/2023
  In collaboration with the Behavioral Health Education Center of Nebraska (BHECN) and the University of Nebraska Medical Center's design thinking program, the Mid-America MHTTC proudly co-hosted a two day summit focused on addressing issues in behavioral health workforce development.    Over the course of the two days, participants split into groups and dove into […]
Published: 09/13/2023
The Desk Guide: Engaging and Effective Teletherapy with Youth & Students is now available! Visit the product page to download this helpful new resource!     This product was created by our valued partners at WAFCA.     
Published: 09/12/2023
September is Suicide Prevention Month. Suicide can happen to anyone at any time, but it is not inevitable. Offering supports to those in crisis can help prevent suicide. Here are some recent resources: Enhancing Awareness of Positive Emotions to Reduce Risk for Suicidal Behavior in Youth Competencies for Peer Workers on Crisis Triage Teams Competencies […]
Published: 09/11/2023
  The Mid-America MHTTC's series, Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Other Considerations, is now available as an enduring continuing education material. This opportunity will expire on Sept. 4, 2024.    This series is for case managers, counselors, peer specialists, behavioral specialists, therapists, and nurses that may work with pregnant people. It was […]
Published: 09/07/2023
Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. The day of September 15 is significant because it is the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries […]
Published: 09/07/2023
By: Laura Saunders, MSSW Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) is an evidence-based, cost-saving substance use prevention service, as well as an important public health intervention method. Approximately 26% of adults in the U.S. report heavy substance use in the past year, and the unhealthy use of alcohol is the fourth-leading preventable cause of death in […]
Published: 09/06/2023
  Welcome, September!   This is a busy month for us at the Mid-America MHTTC. We are excited for our next set of learning community meetings, trainings, conferences, and the continuation of series like Supporting the Mental Well-being of LGBTQIA+ Youth in Schools and Decolonizing Training and Supervision: Implementing a Culturally Responsive Model of Training.   September is […]
Published: 09/06/2023
September is Recovery Month! Join us in celebrating Recovery Month and supporting people in recovery from mental health and substance use challenges with this toolkit from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Together we can make a difference.   September 13 Lived Experience as Expertise: How NAMI Can Support Patients and Families NAMI has many […]
Published: 09/06/2023
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
West Virginia is launching Critical Access to Pediatric Psychiatry (CAPP WV), a new program that will provide children with in-person or online emergency psychiatric examinations within 24 hours. CAPP WV will also direct children and adolescents to the appropriate state resources and establish a mobile mental health clinic that can be dispatched as needed to […]
Published: 08/29/2023
A new report from the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Violence Solutions shows that Black children, particularly Black LGBTQ youth, are disproportionately at risk of suicide, and that this danger is only increased by the widespread availability of firearms. Learn more  
Published: 08/29/2023
August 28 31st Annual Virtual New England School of Best Practices in Addiction Services: Opening Plenary Session Opening Plenary Session by staff from New England MHTTC on the topic of Prioritizing Racial Equity in the Workplace: Real Change for Real Lives.   The late summer Best Practices 5-day event gives addiction and behavioral health professionals the opportunity […]
Published: 08/28/2023
Clinical Brief: Discussing Diagnosis of Early Psychosis with Youth and Families Providing diagnostic feedback and psychoeducation to youth who are experiencing early psychosis or clinical signs of risk for psychosis and families is important and can be beneficial. When provided thoughtfully, with attention to the youth and family’s culture and experience, feedback can help youth and families […]
Published: 08/21/2023
Experts say that the combination of frequent shootings, easily accessible weapons, and a sense of hopelessness compounded by social media is likely contributing to rising suicide rates among Black youth and record-high levels of gun violence in major U.S. cities. Learn more
Published: 08/16/2023
Several Delaware schools are set to launch a new School Safety and Wellness Suite this fall. The system will provide school officials with real-time notifications in the event of an emergency and empower students with the skills they need to deal with difficult situations. Learn more  
Published: 08/16/2023
According to a new report, Maryland is in the top ten states in terms of policies that promote mental health among new moms and pregnant women. While Maryland may be one of the leading states in maternal mental health services, the organization's overall conclusion is that the United States is "failing mothers" in mental health […]
Published: 08/16/2023
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
August 22 Reclaiming Native Psychological Brilliance: Wise Practices- August 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: 08/14/2023
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